Ravens CB Cary Williams back from hip surgery

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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.

4 responses to “Ravens CB Cary Williams back from hip surgery

  1. This guy has a freakish speed/height build and with the competition of Jimmy Smith I think he will only get better. As much as I like Webby holding down the #1 spot, it might fit the team better to keep him in the slot with Jimmy and Carry on the outsides. We’ll see

  2. Webb, Smith and Williams in the nickel! Best secondary in the league, thank you very much.

  3. The great thing about Webb is his ability to play inside or out,which was a big reason Welker only had 53 yards in the AFCCG. Anyone who can hold Welker down inside where he has a 2-way go and motions around all the time is pretty good. Cary,I think will be coming off the bench this year as the “nickel” even though he’ll be on the outside when he does play. No need to rush him back after the injury like they tried to do with Foxworthless.

  4. Williams was as nice of a surprise any fan can hope for. A former practice squad guy, who not only makes the team, but is a solid starter all season. I remember fans clammering for this guy to get some snaps back in 2010, for once it looks like the fans were on to something.

    Hate to see him probably get demoted, but it’s of no fault of his own. Webb is too darn good to give up that #1 spot to Williams, and Jimmy Smith showed potential to be another pro bowl calibre player across from Webb. Simth will probably be giving Webb a run for his money as the best corner on the team towards the end of the season.

    Just goes to show how good this front office is to get guys like Williams off other teams practice squads and Webb in the 3rd round. It’s a good thing for the rest of the NFL they haven’t had a high draft pick since 06, because they get so much talent out of the draft.

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