Jun 082012

Bobbie Williams turns 36 in September and, after December ankle surgery, his former team the Bengals added two new starters at guard this offseason, Kevin Zeitler and Travelle Wharton. He said earlier this week he was still only 85% and the Bengals did not offer him a contract after he worked out with them so it looked like he could be done. However, he is not done yet after signing a deal with the Baltimore Ravens, the Bengals’ division rival.

Williams is obviously not guaranteed a starting job with the Ravens, but they might have be able to offer him the best chance at one. After losing Ben Grubbs this offseason, the Ravens do not have a proven starter at left guard. They used a 2nd round pick on Kelechi Osemele and have converted 2011 3rd round pick Jah Reid, formerly an offensive tackle, but Williams provides a veteran option at the position. I would still guess that Williams would be a backup at best, if he even makes the roster. Whether or he does or not will depend on how his ankle continues to heal.

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