Bobbie Williams: 'I would like to play next season'

Bobbie Williams: 'I would like to play next season'
February 1, 2013, 1:45 pm
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NEW ORLEANS –- The biggest free-agent acquisition for the Ravens going into this season was Bobbie Williams -- 6-foot-4 and 345 pounds.

In the postseason, however, Williams isn't playing, and it's unlikely he'll see much time in Sunday's Super Bowl vs. the San Francisco 49ers.

“It doesn't weigh on me at all because we all have roles,” he said. “All of us playing our roles will get us what we came here for, and that’s a championship.”

Williams signed a two-year deal with Baltimore last summer. “I would like to play next season,” he said. “I will be playing. We want to get to Sunday first, and then we’ll let the rest fall where it may.”

Williams, 36, was slowed by ankle surgery from one season ago with the Cincinnati Bengals. He didn't start for the Ravens until Week 6, replacing Ramon Harewood at left guard.

Six weeks later, Williams was out of the lineup and Jah Reid was in. Reid had tore ligaments in his toe in the regular-season finale. Instead of Williams being re-inserted, coach John Harbaugh moved Kelechi Osemele from right tackle. Michael Oher moved from left tackle to right. Bryant McKinnie was re-installed at left tackle. 

“I’m past it,” Williams said of the ankle injury. “I’m thankful to coach Harbs. Throughout the year, he has given me time to let the ankle heal up and get well. If need be and I need to come in, I step in and perform like the guy that’s ready to go."

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