The Ravens signed veteran Bobbie Williams earlier this week and a report from Ravens inside Aaron Wilson today explains why. Wilson says that the Ravens’ Kelechi Osemele has yet to practice with a quadriceps injury, though he says he should be fine by Training Camp. Osemele was their 2nd round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, but he’s missing valuable practice time so the Ravens might go with the veteran Williams, at least early on.
Williams was given an 800 thousand dollar signing bonus, despite turning 36 in September, and is currently getting the 1st team reps in minicamp. He played well in 9 games for the Bengals last season, but injuries and age might cause his abilities to decline significantly in 2012. There’s a reason why he was still available into June.