Ravens cornerback Cary Williams is tired of playing through pain, and ready to get back on the field.
After suffering a hip injury in Week 10, and finishing the season in pain, Williams had surgery in February to repair a torn labrum. He didn’t do much during the offseason OTAs and minicamp, but told the Baltimore Sun he’s ready to go now.
“I plan on just going right out there with the guys,” Williams said. “I don’t expect to take any days off unless they tell me that’s what I need to do. As far as I’m concerned, I’m full go.”
A former seventh-round pick out of Washburn, who the Ravens snatched off the Titans practice squad, Williams started all 18 games last year.
His first hurdle will be passing the conditioning test, but he sounds confident he’s healed.
“I trust it,” Williams said. “I think the difference between now and mini-camp is that it really was hurting in mini-camp in certain areas. I tried to get out there and run, but I couldn’t get full extension and then it hurt when I was running around. Right now, I don’t feel any of that.”
He’ll need to be well, as this year he’s competing for that starting job with Jimmy Smith, the 2011 first-rounder. If both are healthy, the Ravens are a solid three-deep at corner.