Williams (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
This isn't super surprising after Williams exited Sunday's game against the Browns, and could just be the Ravens exercising some caution. No specific timetable has been given for the 28-year-old at this point, so his status for Week 3 remains up in the air.
Ravens fans can breathe a sigh of relief as their $54 million defensive tackle appears to have dodged a bullet after going down with an apparent foot injury in last weekend's victory over the Browns. However, Harbaugh stopped short of slapping any sort of timeline on Williams' recovery, so it isn't clear when the lineman could return to the field.
Williams is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup with the Browns due to an foot injury, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Williams was one of two active defensive ends on the Ravens' roster, so expect them to either move nose tackle Carl Davis to the outside or get creative with their formations. If Williams is unable to return Sunday, fantasy owners should keep an eye on his recovery for the sake of the Ravens' defense as a whole.
Williams is specifically aiming to increase his sack total in 2017, NFL.com's Kevin Patra reports. "I need to get my pass rushing up. I am excited. I just had a meeting with our D-line coach, Coach [Joe] Cullen yesterday, about me kind of fine-tuning. I have the run-stop. I could still work on it, obviously, but I'm more just trying to work on my pass rush, trying to get out there and do the best I can. People say, 'Oh you got a contract, and now you can kind of relax.' There is no relaxing."
Fresh off signing a $54 million contract to stay with the Ravens for another five years, Williams' fantasy stock could really see a boost if he can get to the quarterback more frequently in 2017 -- especially since he's never topped 53 tackles in a 16-game slate despite being considered one of the premier run-clogging nose tackles in the NFL. His career high in a single season is just two sacks across his four years in the league, but he'll likely need to up that figure a few notches in order to be considered a legitimate IDP option in years to come.
Williams agreed to re-sign with the Ravens on a five-year contract Thursday. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Williams will make $54 million over the course of the contract, with $27.5 million guaranteed.
The run-stuffing Williams was Baltimore's main priority among this year's free agent crop that also included right tackle Rick Wagner and versatile fullback Kyle Juszczyk. The Ravens managed to make room for Williams despite making the splash signing of safety Tony Jefferson and picking up Mike Wallace's $5.75 million option. Williams does not have gaudy pass rush numbers that show up in the box score, but he's a space-eating force in the middle that consistently gives opposing interior linemen fits and he is considered one of the premier run-stopping interior linemen in the league. Williams' new deal will make him the highest paid nose tackle in the NFL, per Rapoport.
|3||9/24/17||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|5||10/8/17||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
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