Cornerback Cary Williams won’t be reporting to the start of the Ravens’ offseason workouts on Monday.
Jason La Canfora reports on NFL.com that Williams hasn’t signed his restricted free agent tender and doesn’t plan on signing it any time soon. There doesn’t seem to be a big problem between him and the team, however. Williams signed a waiver enabling him to work out without agreeing to the $1.942 million tender so he’s not opposed to working with the team while trying to agree on a multiyear deal, something that’s thought to be of interest on both sides.
Beyond that, Williams isn’t going to be missing much work. He is still recovering from hip surgery and hasn’t been cleared for football activities yet. He’s going to continue rehabbing at home while negotiating on a new deal and, per La Canfora, he is likely to report later in the offseason.
Williams, Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith give the Ravens a solid group of corners for next season. With Webb signed for the long term and Smith in his second year, securing a contract with Williams would give Baltimore a good deal of certainty at a key position for years to come.