Ravens GM Eric DeCosta said Tuesday that he expects Williams to remain with the Ravens for the 2021 season, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
The Ravens would free up roughly $7.5 million in salary-cap space by cutting Williams outright, but DeCosta believes Williams is a key part of the team's defense. The 32-year-old nose tackle started all 13 games that he played last season, posting 33 tackles and two pass breakups.
Williams (ankle) is active for Tuesday's game against the Cowboys.
Williams received the questionable tag due to the ankle injury, but he'll return to the field after missing the past two games. The 31-year-old should return to his starting role at nose tackle for the Ravens.
Williams (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Cowboys, is expected to play, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Williams has missed the Ravens' last two games, sitting out the team's Week 11 loss to the Titans with the ankle injury and then missing the Week 12 loss to the Steelers after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He's since been reinstated from the list, but Williams was troubled enough by the ankle issue in practice this week for the Ravens to designate him as questionable. Fortunately for the Ravens, the run-stuffing defensive tackle looks like he'll be able to play, but official confirmation on his availability won't come until the team releases its inactive list approximately 90 minutes before the 8:05 p.m. ET kickoff.
Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Steelers.
The 31-year-old was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier Tuesday, but the ankle injury will prevent him from being available for Wednesday's divisional matchup. Justin Ellis is poised for another start at nose tackle in Williams' absence.
The Ravens activated Williams (ankle) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Ryan Mink of the team's official site reports.
Williams missed last week's game against the Titans because of an ankle injury, and there's no evidence that he's recovered from that issue, as he didn't practice at all last week after being listed as a high-risk close contact to an infected person. However, if his ankle is healthy enough, Williams is expected to start at nose tackle in Wednesday's matchup against the Steelers.
Williams (ankle) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aaron Kasinitz of PennLive.com reports.
The 31-year-old missed Sunday's loss to the Titans with the ankle injury, but he'll now be on the COVID-19 list for at least five days as a high-risk close contact of an infected individual. Justin Ellis is poised for another heavy workload in Williams' absence Thursday versus the Steelers.
Williams (ankle) is inactive heading into Sunday's matchup against the Titans, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Williams emerged from the practice week listed as doubtful, and it's now been confirmed the 2018 Pro Bowler will be unavailable Week 11. He hurt his ankle on Sunday Night Football against the Patriots, opening the door for Justin Ellis to garner a season-high 47 defensive snaps in the contest. Williams' next opportunity to suit up will come Thanksgiving night against Pittsburgh.
Williams (ankle) isn't expected to play Sunday against Tennessee, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 31-year-old didn't practice this week and is officially listed as doubtful, and he apparently hasn't progressed much since the release of Friday's injury report. The Ravens are also expected to be without Calais Campbell (calf). Justin Ellis is poised to receive the start at nose tackle, assuming Williams is inactive.
Williams (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Titans.
Williams departed early in last week's loss to the Patriots, and he's expected to miss his second game of the season this Sunday. Calais Campbell (calf) is also doubtful, so the Ravens' defensive line likely will function without two of its three starters, making it susceptible to a Derrick Henry explosion. Justin Ellis is expected to start in Williams' place at nose tackle.
Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Williams (ankle) could miss Sunday's game against the Titans, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Harbaugh didn't reveal the nature of the injury that Williams suffered in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, but it's clear that he's in danger of missing time. The Ravens may wait until after the practice week is complete before making a decision. Justin Ellis is next up at nose tackle if Williams is ruled out.
Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against New England, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Williams exited in the first half and was officially ruled out soon after halftime. He'll hope to heal in time to face the Titans in Week 11, with Justin Ellis filling in on the interior of Baltimore's defensive line in the meantime.
Williams (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Williams' departure leaves the Ravens thin on the defensive line with Calais Campbell (calf) inactive. Justin Ellis should take over at nose tackle as long as Williams remains sidelined.
Williams was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list by Baltimore on Thursday.
Williams had close contact with a person infected with the illness and did not actually test positive himself, so the fact that he was activated so quickly is a great sign. Now healthy, expect the veteran to assume his usual starting nose tackle role in Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Williams was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Williams had close contact with a person infected with the illness and did not actually test positive himself according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Still, the NFL's protocol rules dictate that he will have to be isolated for at least five days. As a result, the starting nose tackle's absence Sunday should result in more snaps for Justin Ellis in the middle.
Williams and Baltimore have agreed to terms on a restructured contract with a base value of $8.25 million over the next two years, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Williams' restructured deal includes $8.25 million guaranteed. He previously carried a $19 million salary over the next two seasons, without any guarantees, so this move frees up $3 million in cap space for the Ravens. The 31-year-old defensive tackle is locked in for his usual starting role Sunday against the Browns.
Williams notched 34 tackles (13 solo), one sack and one recovered fumble across 14 regular-season games in 2019.
Williams tied his 2018 totals for tackles and sacks, despite appearing in two fewer contests this season. The defensive tackle remains under contract with the Ravens through 2021, but he doesn't carry much IDP value due to a lack of upside as a pass rusher.
Williams (coach's decision) won't play in Sunday's game against the Steelers, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Williams is having a solid season, recording 35 tackles and a sack over 14 games. The Ravens have clinched the No. 1 playoff spot in the AFC, so Williams will take a week of rest. Patrick Ricard and Justin Ellis should both enjoy upticks in usage in Williams' stead.
Williams recorded a sack and a solo tackle in Sunday's win over the Texans.
It was the first sack of the year for the 30-year-old, who has never recorded more than two in a single campaign. He's up to 19 tackles (seven solo) on the year.
Williams (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Steelers.
Williams will start at defensive end, and he'll play a pivotal role in slowing down Pittsburgh's backfield duo of James Conner and Jaylen Samuels. When the Ravens were without him last week, Nick Chubb ran all over them, so Williams' presence should shore up their defensive front.
Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Steelers, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Williams was able to elevate to full practice participation Friday, so he has a good shot to play Sunday. That should help the Ravens defense, since when he sat out last week, Nick Chubb ran wild for 165 yards, three touchdowns and 8.3 YPC.
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|Sun 09/20||@ HOU||W 33-16||2||1||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 09/28||vs KC||L 20-34||7||0||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||@ WAS||W 31-17||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Sun 11/01||vs PIT||L 24-28||1||2||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||@ IND||W 24-10||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ NE||L 17-23||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||@ BAL||L 30-24||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Wed 12/02||@ PIT||L 14-19||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Tue 12/08||vs DAL||W 34-17||0||2||2||0||0||1||0||0|
|Mon 12/14||@ CLE||W 47-42||1||2||3||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 12/20||vs JAC||W 40-14||4||1||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/27||vs NYG||W 27-13||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||@ CIN||W 38-3||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/10||@ TEN||W 20-13||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
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