CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 16: Bobbie Williams #63 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals won 27-17. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Days after Bobbie Williams was seen working out at Paul Brown Stadium, at the direction of the team's rehabilitation director Nick Cosgray, he agreed in principle on a two-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens. Williams offered his thanks to the Bengals fans soon after the deal was announced, saying that "it has been an honor and a privilege."
According to Aaron Wilson, the deal that Williams signed is worth $2.925 million with an $800,000 signing bonus, with scheduled base salaries of $925,000 in 2012 and another $1.2 million in 2013. Williams, who turns 36 in September, recently completed a two-year deal with the Bengals through 2011, which paid him $5.8 million. The money that the former Bengals starting right guard signed may suggest a starting role with the Ravens this year, some suspect.
After eight seasons and 118 games played, Williams' career in Cincinnati unceremoniously ended after suffering a broken ankle against the Houston Texans on December 11. He was placed on injured reserve the following day.