It had been a long time since
Specifically, not since Dec. 11 last year when he broke his right ankle against the Texans while playing for the
Williams regained his starting job, replacing
Except for being steamrolled by defensive tackle
"I think I did pretty well," Williams said. "I'm just thankful. I wanted to try to do my best. We came out with a victory, and that's a plus."
Unlike the preseason when his ankle constantly bothered him and would swell up, Williams said he didn't experience any pain or difficulties.
"It felt good," he said. "It was definitely something to build on."
Williams drew solid reviews from teammates and coaches.
In 56 plays, Williams allowed just one quarterback pressure.
"Bobbie is a veteran guy, love him, love the energy, love the man," center
Williams lined up next to left tackle
"Bobbie, he's a good player," Oher said. "He filled in. He's been around for a long time. Ramon is working hard, done a great job. Stuff happens."
The Ravens signed Williams, 36, to a two-year, $2.2 million deal in the spring that included an $800,000 signing bonus.
"I think the decision to start Bobbie was that Bobbie is getting healthy right now, and that ankle is starting to really come around," Ravens coach
"It's not that we're down about Ramon. It's nothing that Ramon did. He stepped in there and played well for a guy who hadn't played much football at all. But we felt like the experience was something that would benefit us."