Report: Cornerback Cary Williams confident about a long-term deal


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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams was present at Wednesday’s organized team activities, marking the second straight week he attended voluntary workouts, according to Matt Vensel of The Baltimore Sun.

Williams, 27, began the offseason as a restricted free agent, but inked his one-year tender earlier in May. According to Vensel, the Ravens have expressed their desire in reaching a long-term

deal with Williams and have had talks with his agent, who also represents Lardarius Webb.

Despite training camp being right around the corner and with no deal imminent, Williams is confident a deal will get done at some point, but he wouldn’t ponder to guess on when that might be, according to Vensel.

Williams, who suffered a torn labrum in his right hip in the Ravens’ week 10 loss at Seattle, has remained on the sidelines during practices open to the media. The Washburn University product played through the pain last season, as he started every game for the Ravens.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Williams recorded 78 tackles during the regular season to go along with his 18 broken up passes and two forced fumbles. Once an after thought, Williams will be in competition with last year’s first-round pick, Jimmy Smith, to remain in the team’s starting lineup.

In any case, Williams — along with Webb and Smith — should get the bulk of the playing time, as the NFL continues to evolve into a quarterback driven league.