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Ricky Williams

37-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

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HT: 5' 10"   WT: 236   DOB: 5/21/1977  College: Texas  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ricky Williams Contract Information:

Signed a two-year deal (that could be worth up to $4 million) with the Ravens in Augsut of 2011.

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The Ravens placed Williams on the reserve/retired list Friday, Baltimore Sun writer Jeff Zrebiec reports.

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Ricky Williams NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 30 1 6 15 0 2.5 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 0 - - - - - -
2008 31 16 161 659 4 4.1 - - - - - 29 219 7.6 1 39 - - - - - -
2009 32 16 241 1121 11 4.7 4 2 - - - 35 264 7.5 2 53 - - - - - -
2010 33 Mia 16 159 673 2 4.2 3 1 0 0 0 19 141 7.4 1 30 0 0 0 0 4 2
2011 34 Bal 16 108 444 2 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 13 83 6.4 0 20 0 0 0 0 2 2

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ricky Williams Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2007 30 1 1.5 1.5 1.5 6 15 0 - - 0 0 0.0 0 - -
2008 31 16 7.4 9.2 8.3 10 41 17 - - 2 14 5.6 8 - -
2009 32 16 13.5 15.7 14.6 15 70 42 22 13 2 17 5.0 8 3 0
2010 33 Mia 16 6.2 7.4 6.8 10 42 20 12 8 1 9 4.7 1 1 1
2011 34 Bal 16 4.0 4.9 4.5 7 28 0 0 0 1 5 4.2 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Ricky Williams 2013 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Ricky Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Williams informed the Ravens on Tuesday that he is retiring, Jason La Canfora of NFL.com reports.

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Williams carried the ball 108 times for 444 yards and two touchdowns in 2011, his first and only season with the Ravens. He also added 13 catches for 83 yards. While Williams may be remembered for his strange off-the-field antics, there's no question he put together a strong career. He finished with over 10,000 rushing yards and 66 rushing touchdowns (along with eight receiving touchdowns). During the Ravens' playoff run, Williams carried the ball 12 times for 49 yards, and the team would have reportedly welcomed the 34-year-old back for 2012. However, his second retirement will likely be his last.
Williams had 16 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's win over the Browns.

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Williams had nine carries for 24 yards, and one reception for 11 yards Sunday versus the Steelers.

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Williams notched his first touchdown of the season on a four-yard plunge during the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Texans.

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Williams has rushed for 156 yards on 33 attempts in four weeks in 2011.

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Williams ran for 63 yards on 12 carries in Sunday's win over Pittsburgh.

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Williams had six carries for just 13 yards during the Ravens' preseason win over the Redskins on Thursday.

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Williams will sign a two-year deal (that could be worth up to $4 million) with the Ravens, Jamison Hensley of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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Williams essentially replaces Willis McGahee as Ray Rice's top backup, while also filling the team's need for a bruiser to complement Rice. Though he's a clear No. 2 back with Baltimore, Williams could have some fantasy value this season if he ends up seeing work around the goal line.
Though Williams has indicated that he is open to a return to Miami, Omar Kelly of the South Florida-Sentinel speculates that there's about a five percent chance that happens.

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Williams stated Wednesday that he now wants to finish his career in Miami, according to the Palm Beach Post.

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Due to the lockout and Miami's selection of Daniel Thomas in the NFL Draft, Williams may have played his last game in a Dolphin uniform.

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2014

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2011

Williams once again split carries with Ronnie Brown in Miami’s backfield last season, resulting in modest production. After scoring 13 touchdowns in 2009, he hit paydirt just three times last year. He’s now 34, and while he took a couple of years off in the middle of his career, he was worked awfully hard early on, and his 2,323 career rushing attempts are on the high side. It would be a mild surprise if Williams made it through the 2011 season without breaking down or becoming totally ineffective. He will be used primarily as Ray Rice's backup in Baltimore, which should keep his legs fresher than they were in Miami.

2010

Williams was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2009, totaling 1,385 yards with 13 touchdowns, finishing as the seventh best fantasy back. A season-ending injury to Ronnie Brown played a huge part, but there’s no denying Williams played well, as his 4.7 YPC mark was actually the second highest of his career. Brown is coming off a serious Lisfranc fracture and remains a big health risk, and the Dolphins’ offense should only get better with the maturation of Chad Henne and the addition of Brandon Marshall. However, Williams is 33-years-old, which can’t be overstated. The only other back during the last decade who eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing at age 32 was Emmitt Smith in 2001, and Williams is now a year older and was worked hard last year, given 156 carries the final eight games (fading badly in the end). Williams essentially took two years off in the middle of his career, so his legs could be considered fresh for a back his age, but his career total (2,164 rushing attempts) is getting up there, and two of his seasons (in 2002 and 2003) rank in the top-15 for workload in NFL history, so he’s a definite candidate to break down in 2010.

2009

Williams surprisingly challenged Ronnie Brown for carries in Miami’s backfield last season, ultimately receiving 189 touches – his most since 2003. His performance was hardly inspiring, however – just 4.1 YPC while being ignored at the goal line. Williams will be 32 years old when the season starts and is approaching 2,000 career carries, so he’s in line for a diminished role. With Brown one more year removed from knee surgery and clearly the superior option, Williams’ reduction could prove drastic.

2008

Williams has played exactly one game since 2005, suffering a season-ending chest injury during that Week 12 contest last year. He obviously can't be counted on, but at least he'll enter 2008 with fresh legs and supposedly focused on football. Miami is welcoming him with open arms, and he should carve out a role in the offense, since starter Ronnie Brown is coming off major knee surgery. At press time, Williams was reportedly in excellent shape.

2007

After yet another positive test for marijuana in April 2007, Williams, coming off a season-long suspension and stint in the CFL in 2006, is likely done with the Dolphins. Because of the latest incident, he cannot apply to the NFL for reinstatement until September, at which time the Dolphins will either release or try to trade him. It would be a shame if he didn't catch on somewhere, as his 2005 outing (12 games, 743 yards, 4.4 ypc, 6 TD) showed him to still be a very talented runner. He's worth at least a late-round flier.

2006

Williams is suspended for the entire 2006 season. He's trying to earn some money and stay in shape by playing in Canada, but he has already been sidelined by a broken arm. Ronnie Brown will become the full-time featured back in his absence.

2005

After taking a year off to walk the earth and smoke marijuana, Williams apparently wants to resume his NFL career. While he will almost certainly have to serve a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy, Williams might be able to avoid a full year suspension if he returns to training camp after July 28, making it more than a year since he left. But there are other issues here, such as Williams’ weight, reportedly down to just 200 pounds (his playing weight was 236) and the fact that the Dolphins might not be able to fit him under the salary cap if it turns out he’s owed his full salary. And that’s not even taking into account that Williams averaged just 3.5 yards per carry in 2003, has nearly 1,600 career carries under his belt and would have to share time in the backfield with No. 2 overall pick Ronnie Brown if Williams were to return to Miami. The best-case scenario here is for Williams to be reinstated, Miami to release him to stay under the cap and Williams to sign with a team in need of a running back. In short, Williams is a long shot, but in the latter rounds, there are worse gambles than drafting a back who ran for 1,853 yards and scored 17 TDs in 2002.

2004

Williams retired in July of 2004, but before he did we were down on him anyway. Here's what we had to say: Ricky is an old 27. He’s piled up almost 1,600 carries during his young career and taken a beating on most of them. Williams was a plodder last year (the Dolphins ranked 25th in rushing yards gained more than 10 yards past the line of scrimmage). For Williams, 2002 is looking more like a fluke, as he hasn’t averaged over 4.0 per carry in any other season. Williams also doesn’t leverage his strength in close, converting just six of his 23 runs inside the 10 into TDs and leading Miami to a mediocre 13th ranking in converting short-yardage runs. Williams needs the Dolphins to spread out the defense, as he averaged 5.0 per run out of three-WR sets. Unfortunately, almost 300 of his carries came with two or less WRs, and he averaged just three yards on those carries. The Dolphins weakness at WR hurt Williams, too, as he had to deal with five or more men on the defensive line for almost half his carries. David Boston may change that (but who wants to bet on Boston returning to his ’01 form). Williams reminds many of the hard-running Earl Campbell, who was just about washed up at a similar stage of his career (just one more 1,000-yard season). Miami’s weak offensive line should improve with the addition of rookie Vernon Carey, but the Dolphins needed even more help. Lastly, Williams tested positive for marijuana last December, and were he found guilty of violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy – it would be his second time – he could face a four-game suspension. If that happens, downgrade him 5-10 places on your cheatsheet.

2003

Williams ran away with the NFL's rushing title last year (1,853 yards), and the Dolphins also made good use of him as a receiver (47 catches, 353 yards) and at the goal line (17 touchdowns). The only thing the Dolphins did wrong from time to time came with play calling: Every now and then they forgot Williams when trying to protect a second-half lead (the season finale at New England comes to mind), but why quibble here? Anyone who owned Williams in 2002 was happy at season's end, and that's likely to be the case again in 2003. Run, Ricky, Run.