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Ravens Waive WR LaQuan Williams

Posted Sep 1, 2013

LaQuan Williams appeared to be primed for a special teams role this year.

The Ravens have waived wide receiver LaQuan Williams and are now at 52 players on the active roster, leaving one empty spot. 

Williams originally made the 53-man roster as one of seven receivers the Ravens kept. Baltimore traditionally keeps six. 

The third-year former undrafted Maryland product appeared headed for another year as a key special teams contributor. Now the Ravens will likely need rookie wide receivers Aaron Mellette and Marlon Brown to play big special teams roles. 

Williams never really emerged as a wide receiver in Baltimore. He had four catches for 46 yards in his rookie year, but didn’t haul in any passes last season in 11 games played. 

He had a big game in this year’s preseason opener in Tampa Bay with two catches for 32 yards and a touchdown, as well as two special teams recoveries, including one for a score on a blocked punt. 

But Williams only had one more preseason catch after that, and suffered a leg injury in the final game in St. Louis. 

The 25-year-old, who played high school football at Baltimore Poly, will now hit waivers, where any other team could claim him. He cannot be placed on the Ravens' practice squad.

It’s unknown who the Ravens plan to add to their active roster to get them to 53 players. 


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