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Ravens Release Guard Bobbie Williams

Posted Mar 8, 2013

Baltimore will reportedly get a cap savings of $800,000 by parting ways with Bobbie Williams.


The Ravens cleared more cap room before the start of free agency.

Baltimore terminated the contract of vested veteran guard Bobbie Williams Friday afternoon, which will give them a cap savings of $800,000, according to The Baltimore Sun.

“We were fortunate to have a man like Bobbie Williams on the Ravens last season,” General Manager Ozzie Newsome said.

“His contributions and significance to the team went far beyond his play on the field – and he responded on the field every time we called him. Bobbie is first-class in every way. You could not find anyone from the Ravens who got to know him this year who would say anything but good things about Bobbie. We thank him for helping us win the championship.”

Williams, 36, started six games at left guard this season and was active for 12, as well as all four games during the playoffs.

The longtime Cincinnati Bengal won his first Super Bowl with the Ravens and got his career back on track after his previous season was ended by a broken ankle.

Williams was a positive influence on the Ravens’ young offensive line and didn’t complain despite no longer being a full-time starter. He has played 12 seasons in the NFL.

“Bobbie was a bigger part of the puzzle to win the Super Bowl than most people know,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said.

“This is an outstanding person, and we loved having him on the Ravens. His maturity, leadership, practice habits and the way he played were all impressive for us. To come in here for one season and fit the way he did says a lot about him. We are all better for having Bobbie on the Ravens for a season.”

The Ravens have other, younger guards on the roster in Kelechi Osemele, Jah Reid, Gino Gradkowski and Jack Cornell.

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