“It was up in the air,” the cornerback conceded. “It depended on whether or not the doctors wanted to release me. But I definitely wanted to play and not let my teammates down this week.”
That turned out to be a fortuitous decision as Williams led the defense with three pass breakups and tied for third with six tackles in the Ravens' 24-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. His potential absence could have been exacerbated by the concussion suffered by rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith.
“I thought I played well,” Williams said. “I prepared really well this week, and it translated over to this game.”