Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that running back Ricky Williams is set to join the Ravens, acting as a backup to Ray Rice.
The former Dolphins star and Heisman winner at Texas has agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $4 million, according to Florio’s “league source.” Williams is now 34 and entering his 11th season, after rushing for 673 yards and three touchdowns last season as a backup in Miami.
This is now the second backfield free agent the Ravens have acquired, with the first being fullback Vonta Leach. The team will look to Williams to replace Willis McGahee’s production as the #2 running back. McGahee was cut shortly after the lockout ended.
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