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By Jeff Zrebiec | March 8, 2013
The Ravens have decided to terminate the contract of Bobbie Williams, the team announced. Looking to find a steady replacement for departed left guard Ben Grubbs, the Ravens signed the veteran guard before the 2012 season. He made six starts and played in 12 games, but was a reserve during the playoffs.   Williams, who turned 36 in September, signed a two-year, $2.925 million contract last spring that included an $800,000 signing bonus. By terminating his contract, the Ravens will free up $800,000 in salary cap space.
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By Matt Vensel | November 8, 2013
Before Bobbie Williams won a Super Bowl with the Ravens and before he was a fixture on the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive line, he was a second-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles. In his four years in Philadelphia, Williams was molded into a reliable guard by an offensive line coach named Juan Castillo. Thirteen years after he was drafted by the Eagles, Williams remains close with Castillo, as is the case with many of Castillo's former pupils. Williams still has a lot of respect for Castillo, who is now the run game coordinator for the Ravens, and credits him for helping him kick-start a long, successful NFL career.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2012
With free safety Ed Reed, wide receiver Jacoby Jones and left guard Bobbie Williams all returning to the practice field on Wednesday, the Ravens appear to be the healthiest they have been since the start of training camp. Reed was given a day of rest on Tuesday and Jones and Williams hadn't practiced since Sunday evening. Meanwhile, wide receiver Torrey Smith sat out a second consecutive day of practice with a sprained ankle. His status is in question for Friday night's preseason game against the Detroit Lions at M&T Bank Stadium.
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By Matt Vensel | April 30, 2013
Last summer, it looked as if the Ravens might enter the regular season with one of the oldest starting offensive lines in the NFL. Matt Birk, Bryant McKinnie and Bobbie Williams were all in their mid-thirties and expected to start. But as it turned out, both McKinnie and Williams started the season on the bench and only Birk played. With voluntary organized team activities and a mandatory minicamp coming up on us quickly, all three of those guys are gone (though there is a chance the Ravens may bring McKinnie, a free agent, back if the price is right)
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By Edward Lee | December 12, 2012
Bobbie Williams hasn't been informed yet whether he will open Sunday's contest against the Denver Broncos at right guard, but with usual starter Marshal Yanda dealing with what coach John Harbaugh characterized Monday as a “seriously sprained ankle,” going with Williams would seem to make sense. If that does happen, the 13-year veteran said his preparation this week won't be any different from previous weeks. “You always want to be ready going in. So you've got to prepare as if you are going in,” Williams said prior to Wednesday's practice.
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By Matt Vensel | November 8, 2013
Before Bobbie Williams won a Super Bowl with the Ravens and before he was a fixture on the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive line, he was a second-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles. In his four years in Philadelphia, Williams was molded into a reliable guard by an offensive line coach named Juan Castillo. Thirteen years after he was drafted by the Eagles, Williams remains close with Castillo, as is the case with many of Castillo's former pupils. Williams still has a lot of respect for Castillo, who is now the run game coordinator for the Ravens, and credits him for helping him kick-start a long, successful NFL career.
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By Matt Vensel | June 13, 2012
Bobbie Williams remembers the many battles he had with the Ravens during his eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, and judging by the comments made by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and head coach John Harbaugh, Ravens defenders haven't forgotten them either. Williams agreed to a two-year contract last Friday, and though he still has to rumble with Ngata and linebacker Ray Lewis during practice, he is excited to switch sides in the AFC North rivalry and make a strong push for “the major accomplishment that everybody plays this game for.” “It's a good feeling being here with a franchise, with a team that's known for being physical and known for being winners,” said Williams, calling this a “great opportunity” to win a Super Bowl.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
Hauling logs with his father at sunrise while growing up in East Texas, Ravens veteran offensive guard Bobbie Williams built his beefy arms into formidable weapons. Now, Williams plans on using them to inflict punishment on his old football team Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Williams is adamant he doesn't hold a grudge against the Bengals for not retaining him as a free agent following a season where he broke his right ankle. But Williams acknowledged this game has extra meaning as he'll grapple with the team that gave up on him. "I'd be telling you a story if I said it wasn't," Williams said with a smile.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2012
The Ravens are doing the right thing by signing veteran offensive linemen like guard Bobbie Williams and center Tony Wragge. Regardless of head coach John Harbaugh saying the left guard position is open, it really isn't because Williams is the starter. Barring injury, he'll be in the lineup in the season opener. When he was with the Bengals, Williams used to play well against the Ravens and he got an endorsement from Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata during the offseason.
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By Edward Lee | October 14, 2012
The Ravens deactivated a few surprises for Sunday's home game against the Dallas Cowboys, including starting left guard Ramon Harewood. Harewood had started the first five contests, but he appeared to struggle slightly in his last two outings. The Sun reported Friday that Harewood would be replaced in the starting lineup by Bobbie Williams. The team also elected to sideline kick returner Deonte Thompson. The undrafted rookie ranked 13th in the NFL in kick return average (25.9 yards)
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
I mentioned this on my Twitter account, but I wanted to go into a little more detail here. Eight of the nine oldest Ravens - and the six oldest overall - from the team that won the Super Bowl two months ago are no longer under contract with the team. That group includes Ray Lewis (37, retired), Bobbie Williams (36, released), Matt Birk (36, retired), Brendon Ayanbadejo (36, will be released), Ed Reed (34, signed with Houston), Ma'ake Kemoeatu (34, free agent), Bryant McKinnie (33, free agent)
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By Jeff Zrebiec | March 8, 2013
The Ravens have decided to terminate the contract of Bobbie Williams, the team announced. Looking to find a steady replacement for departed left guard Ben Grubbs, the Ravens signed the veteran guard before the 2012 season. He made six starts and played in 12 games, but was a reserve during the playoffs.   Williams, who turned 36 in September, signed a two-year, $2.925 million contract last spring that included an $800,000 signing bonus. By terminating his contract, the Ravens will free up $800,000 in salary cap space.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | December 14, 2012
A day before the Ravens will have to make a decision on whether to activate him for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, middle linebacker Ray Lewis was on the practice field for the second straight day. Lewis, who hasn't played since Week Six because of a torn right triceps muscle, is eligible to come off injured reserve with a designation for return in time for Sunday's game. The Ravens will have to activate him by 4 p.m. tomorrow in order for him to play versus the Broncos.
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By Edward Lee | December 12, 2012
Bobbie Williams hasn't been informed yet whether he will open Sunday's contest against the Denver Broncos at right guard, but with usual starter Marshal Yanda dealing with what coach John Harbaugh characterized Monday as a “seriously sprained ankle,” going with Williams would seem to make sense. If that does happen, the 13-year veteran said his preparation this week won't be any different from previous weeks. “You always want to be ready going in. So you've got to prepare as if you are going in,” Williams said prior to Wednesday's practice.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2012
It was the anatomy of failure for the Ravens' punt team, a costly breakdown at the most inopportune time. Two minutes into overtime of a 31-28 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field, the Ravens allowed a 64-yard punt return to Redskins cornerback Richard Crawford that directly led to a 34-yard game-winning field goal by kicker Kai Forbath . "We just didn't cover the punt the way we were supposed to," running back ...
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By Jeff Zrebiec | November 28, 2012
Jason Babin can still get after the quarterback. That, more than anything, is why after the veteran defensive end was surprisingly released by the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, the Ravens were immediately mentioned as a potential fit. It makes sense. The Ravens have been looking to upgrade their pass rush all season. Defensive end Pernell McPhee has battled injuries all year and he's not been a factor in creating pressure. His replacement, Arthur Jones, has come on and had two sacks against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday but those were the first quarterback takedowns of his career.
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Mike Preston | September 3, 2012
Ravens rookie offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele says the coaching staff has told him he would play a very substantial role this season. I agree. In fact, they should start him at left guard in the season opener Monday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Ravens have shuffled offensive linemen throughout the preseason, and the No. 1 group should be Bryant McKinnie at left tackle, Matt Birk at center, Marshal Yanda at right guard, Michael Oher at right tackle and Osemele. It wasn't the upgrade Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome promised at the end of last season, but it's a good, solid starting five.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | November 27, 2012
It will be interesting to see this week if the Ravens make any changes along the offensive line, a group that for the most part has struggled the past couple of weeks and will be under fire again come Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The position to watch, mainly because it's been unsettled all season, would be left guard. The Ravens have now given three different players a trial run with Ramon Harewood getting five starts, Bobbie Williams getting four and Jah Reid starting the past two games.
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By Matt Vensel | November 21, 2012
The Ravens continue to thrive despite the fact they have had to battle a slew of injuries as well as opponents. The Ravens are 8-2 and have a two-game cushion in the AFC North even though they played without reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs for six weeks, lost cornerback Lardarius Webb and linebacker Ray Lewis to season-ending injuries, and have seen other starters such as Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, defensive end...
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