The Ravens’ dominant defense is about to get even stronger, as safety Marcus Williams is off injured reserve and back on the practice field.
This opens Williams’ 21-day window to get back into game action. Williams suffered a dislocated wrist injury on Oct. 9 against the Bengals and has missed the five games since.
Williams went through individual drills during the early portion of practice, but was not thrown any passes to catch.
The Ravens have only allowed one touchdown in their last two games, and once Williams rejoins the lineup, it will add another versatile player to the defense. Williams and Marlon Humphrey are tied for the team lead with three interceptions, and Williams’ range and athleticism are valuable assets to the secondary.
After signing a five-year contract with the Ravens in March, Williams had three interceptions in Baltimore’s first five games, immediately showing the playmaking skills that made him a coveted free agent. Prior to his injury, Williams played every defensive snap and had 33 tackles along with his three interceptions, including a season-high 12 tackles Week 1 against the Jets.
Williams had his first interception with the Ravens against New York, then had two picks the following week against the Dolphins.