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Ravens cut LB Tim Williams

Shocking cut comes after the two-game skid

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In a shocking turn of events, the Baltimore Ravens have waived third-year linebacker Tim Williams

This is quite the surprise as Williams appeared to produce a strong camp this year. That being said, multiple coaches commented on Williams’, and fellow pass-rusher Tyus Bowser’s, lack of production.

During training camp, defensive line coach Joe Cullen responded to a question about the ‘clock ticking’ for the young pass rushers.

“You gotta do it right now,” Cullen said. “The clock has ticked, and it’s ready to explode, so you gotta do it in these games.”

Last week at the post-game presser, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh commented on Williams and Bowser as well.

“No, [Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams] need to be better,” Harbaugh said. “We need to get more pressure, more sacks from those guys. They’ll probably tell you they need more reps. I would say earn more reps by doing something about it.”

In Williams’ three-year career with the Ravens, he only played in 19 games, producing two sacks, five quarterback hits, and amassed 18 combined tackles.

Whether the Ravens are sending a message or if there is an impending suspension coming, one thing is for sure. The coaching staff and front office followed up on their words of the clock being done ticking.