Sources: Bobbie Williams to start against Cowboys at left guard, replacing Ramon Harewood

The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Ravens are making a change at left guard heading into Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

According to two sources, veteran Bobbie Williams will start at left guard Sunday. He'll replace Ramon Harewood.

It's unclear if the change will be permanent. It will likely hinge on Williams' health and how he performs.

Signed to a $2.2 million contract during the spring that included an $800,000 signing bonus, Williams was installed as the starter immediately. However, his surgically repaired ankle bothered him significantly during the preseason and would repeatedly swell up.

Williams had been limited to special-teams action during the first five games.

Williams, 36, is a 6-foot-4, 345-pounder who started 118 games for the Cincinnati Bengals prior to signing with Baltimore.

Williams broke his ankle last December against the Houston Texans and was sidelined for the end of the season, being placed on injured reserve.

Harewood is a former sixth-round draft pick from Morehouse, a 6-foot-3, 334-pounder who started the first five games of the season as a first-year starter after spending the first two seasons of his NFL career on injured reserve with knee problems that required surgery.

Harewood was drafted as a tackle, but moved inside during the preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams and impressed the coaching staff enough to make him a starter at his new position.

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