The Baltimore Ravens and 34-year old running back Ricky Williams have agreed to a two-year contract in which Williams will step in as a backup for starter Ray Rice.
The Ravens mark the third pro team Williams has played for during an interesting career since being drafted fifth overall in 1999 by the New Orleans Saints.
Williams has shown he still has flashes of ability left in the gas tank after rushing for for 673 yards last year for the Dolphins, and averaging a solid 4.2 yards per carry. During the 2009 season Williams rushed for 1121 yards, the fifth time in his career that he passed the 1000 yard mark in a season.
In Baltimore Williams will take on the role that Willis McGahee served behind Rice, before moving to the Denver Broncos during free agency.
If Williams can stay healthy he will be a valuable asset to the Ravens offense and should improve upon the 380 rushing yards that McGahee provided Baltimore with last season.