Found June 14, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
The Ravens signed veteran Bobbie Williams earlier this week and a report from Ravens inside Aaron Wilson today explains why. Wilson says that the Ravens’ Kelechi Osemele has yet to practice with a quadriceps injury, though he says he should be fine by Training Camp. Osemele was their 2nd round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, but he’s missing valuable practice time so the Ravens might go with the veteran Williams, at least early on. Williams was given an 800 thousand dollar signing bonus, despite turning 36 in September, and is currently getting the 1st team reps in minicamp. He played well in 9 games for the Bengals last season, but injuries and age might cause his abilities to decline significantly in 2012. There’s a reason why he was still available into June.

Ravens' Kruger looks to play key role

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Bobbie Williams' Departure Actually Means More Than One May Think

Former Bengals offensive guard Bobbie Williams signed a two-year deal worth $2.925 million and an $800,000 signing bonus with the Baltimore Ravens this week. Though the money would have appeared manageable from a salary cap perspective, it should promote Cincinnati's willingness to shift towards their younger players to fill the depth chart. Otis Hudson and Clint Boling were...

S Ed Reed a no-show at Ravens' mandatory minicamp

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Joe Flacco has a baby boy

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Bryant McKinnie not a lock to make Ravens?

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Ravens Terrell Suggs return could take longer than expected

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Suggs: 'Only question is when' not if he plays in 2012

Terrell Suggs discarded his crutches Monday, but he was back on the comeback stump in a press conference at the Ravens' facility Thursday. "Like I said before when I first got injured: I will be in a Baltimore Ravens uniform in 2012," Suggs said. "The only question in when." Suggs said he injured his Achilles in May doing a fitness test, again denying...

Ravens’ Ed Reed skips mandatory minicamp

Maurice Jones Drew and Chris Clemons were two of the three under contract players to skip the 1st day of his team’s mandatory minicamp. The other was Ed Reed, but unlike MJD and Clemons, he didn’t do so in search of a new contract. Reed is still not 100% committed to play in 2012, which would be his 12th in the NFL and his age 34 season. The Ravens can fine Reed 60 thousand...

Ed Reed a no-show at minicamp

Getty Images According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed didn’t show up for the start of this week’s mandatory minicamp.  There’s been no indication as to why he’s decided to not show up and right now we don’t know if the Ravens will decide to fine Reed.  If they want they can have him pay them $63,000 if he misses all three...
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