Question: In your opinion, is Ravens Demetrius Williams competing for the third WR spot or does he pretty much have it if he’s healthy? If he’s not healthy, is there any chance the Ravens offer him an injury settlement?
Answer: If Demetrius Williams can fully recuperate from his surgery last year to repair his Achilles’ tendon and bone spurs in his ankle, then he’s, without question, the Ravens’ third wide receiver. If not for the durability concerns that have plagued him, then Williams would have probably emerged as a starter and the primary deep threat by now. However, he’s continually been injured as he enters this one-year, restricted free agent contract.
The prospects of the Ravens dumping Williams with an injury settlement are virtually nil. They’re going to need him. Based on what I witnessed during offseason minicamps, there were strong signs of him regaining his old form and being able to run and cut the way he needs to be able to perform optimally. He has also gained some weight, bulking up to try to become less prone to injuries.