Ricky Williams‘ career in the NFL has been anything but smooth. After an abrupt retirement in 2004, Williams returned to the league only to be suspended for all of 2006, and appeared in just one game in 2007.
Now, the former fifth overall pick by the New Orleans Saints, is set to begin his newest chapter in Baltimore as Williams reportedly signed a two-year contract with the Ravens worth up to $4 million Monday, NBC’s Pro Football Talk reports.
Baltimore lost veteran running back Willis McGahee this offseason, and the acquisition of Williams should compliment Ray Rice nicely and provide Baltimore with a “between the tackles type runner.”
The former Heisman Trophy winner has 64 career rushing touchdowns and has carried the ball for 9,740 yards in eight NFL seasons.