Ricky Williams has reportedly informed Ravens officials that he will retire after 11 NFL seasons.
The Ravens would have welcomed him back at age 35, and Profootballtalk reports "there's a feeling he could return later in the offseason." Williams' colorful career has been one given to whims, so it would hardly be a surprise if he reverses the decision down the road. A dichotomy in shoulder pads, Williams' bruising, take-no-prisoners running style was offset by a softer, soul-searching side rarely seen among high-profile NFL stars. If this is truly the end, Williams finishes with 10,009 rushing yards, 2,606 receiving yards, and 74 TDs. A first-team All Pro in 2002, Williams is one of 26 backs in history to reach 10,000 yards.