The 27-year-old began the offseason as a restricted free agent, but signed his one-year tender in early May. The Ravens had expressed an interest in reaching a long-term contract extension with Williams and have had discussions with his agent, who also represents fellow Ravens cornerback
Williams is optimistic a deal will eventually get done, but he wouldn't speculate on a timetable.
"It's the money business. I don't worry about it," Williams said. "I let my agent take care of that, whether there are discussions or not, and I take care of what I can control and that's me getting back from rehab and playing at an exceptional level. ... I would love to be in Baltimore. I would love to end my career here. I would love to have a long-term deal. But you just never know what direction the organization wants to go. And at the end of the day, we're not settling either."
Williams said he and the training staff are shooting for him to return to live drills by the team's mandatory minicamp in June. So far he has stayed on the sidelines during practices open to the media.
"It's really up in the air right now," Williams said Wednesday. "As far as like a [set return date], there isn't any. ... I've been working hard in rehab and hopefully I'll get back as soon as possible."
Williams sustained a torn labrum in his right hip in the team’s Week 10 loss to the
"I was able to play through it," said Williams, who underwent surgery in February. "It was actually something where the doctor said I could go without the surgery, but he said just for the future to go ahead and get it done and knock it out for future years, so I can play at a high level."
Williams made 78 tackles during the regular season, broke up 18 passes and forced two fumbles. A surprise starter in 2011, Williams will have to fend off former first-round pick
Still, Williams is looking forward to getting back on the field so he can reclaim his starting position.