Ravens veteran offensive guard Bobbie Williams' surgically repaired right ankle hasn't been bothering him much this week.
Although Williams has experienced swelling throughout training camp and was granted a few days off by coach John Harbaugh last week, the 35-year-old lineman has managed to start both preseason games.
The starting left guard said the swelling is caused by the breaking down of scar tissue from a surgical procedure performed in December after he broke his ankle against the Houston Texans.
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"The ankle is actually getting better each day, and that's a plus," said Williams, who signed a two-year, $2.92 million contract in June that included an $800,000 signing bonus. "That's where we wanted to be. The trainers are doing an awesome job. We're going to be ready.
"The scar tissue breaking down, that's normal. We're further ahead of where we wanted it to be. That's positive, that's a good thing."