Former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams has returned to the workforce as a training intern, per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, bringing the Tremendous Bowl XLVII winner again to Baltimore.
Williams is the newest former Raven to affix John Harbaugh’s teaching employees this yr together with Zach Orr, Anthony Levine and Sam Koch. Orr was beforehand an outdoor linebackers coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, whereas Levine and Koch each took positions in Baltimore after retiring in the course of the offseason.
Williams will doubtless deal with the Ravens’ defensive again play given his expertise at cornerback. Although he’s beginning as an intern, it’s attainable for him to maneuver up the ranks in Baltimore. Each Orr and new defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald received their teaching begins in Baltimore, Orr as a defensive analyst after he retired in 2017 and Macdonald as an intern in 2014.
The Ravens haven’t launched any particulars about Williams’ internship, however anticipate extra curiosity in his function if he stays with the workforce all through the 2022 season.
Williams’ Historical past in Baltimore
Williams performed for the Ravens from 2009 to 2013 after a short stint with the Tennessee Titans, who drafted him within the seventh spherical of the 2008 NFL Draft. He largely performed particular groups throughout his first yr in Baltimore earlier than being suspended for the primary two video games of the 2010 season for unspecified violations of the league’s private conduct coverage.
A standout preseason nonetheless earned Williams a roster spot as a core particular groups contributor – a recurring sample underneath John Harbaugh – and he finally earned a starter cornerback function the following season. He began all 16 video games for the Ravens in 2011 and repeated the feat in 2012, racking up a career-high 4 interceptions within the common season. He was an important defender in Baltimore’s run to Tremendous Bowl XLVII, taking part in all however three snaps on protection within the postseason and recording six passes defended and two interceptions, together with a fourth-quarter choose of Tom Brady that sealed the AFC Championship Sport.
Williams’ sturdy season earned him a three-year deal from the Philadelphia Eagles. He recorded 5 interceptions in 2013 and 2014 earlier than being launched in 2015. He signed one other three-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks however was minimize earlier than the tip of his first season. He briefly signed with Washington in 2016, however couldn’t grasp onto a roster spot. After little curiosity from the NFL for a couple of years, Williams retired as a Raven in 2019.
Different Ravens May Return As Coaches
The Ravens have 4 ex-players on their teaching employees, and so they might add much more sooner or later.
All-Professional cornerback Marcus Peters was often seen teaching up his teammates on the sideline final season whereas recovering from a torn ACL. He even known as the performs for the protection throughout one of many Ravens’ preseason contests. Peters’ potential to acknowledge opposing route combos and anticipate passes has made him a ballhawk within the NFL, and it might translate to a training profession.
Veteran linebacker Josh Bynes has been talked about as a possible future coach after a number of profitable stints in Baltimore, together with final yr’s stabilization of the center of the protection.
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