Cary Williams' two-game suspension Thursday for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy would seem to damage his chances of making the team.
The reserve cornerback, whom the Ravens signed Nov. 24 off the Tennessee Titans' practice squad, was disciplined over "a situation" involving his family in Tennessee while he was a member of the Titans, according to his agent Marc Lillibridge.
Not only will he sit out the first two games of the season, but Williams also lags behind Domonique Foxworth, Fabian Washington, Lardarius Webb, Chris Carr and Walt Harris.
But coach John Harbaugh said Monday that the team continues to welcome Williams with open arms.
"I haven't spoken with Cary since he left," Harbaugh said. "He knew this was going on. We weren't sure how the appeal was going to go. Obviously, all this stuff happened in Tennessee. Ozzie was aware of it when we brought him in here. Cary's still got to make our team and still has to prove that he can be a guy who can play corner in his league. But we have high hopes for Cary. We think he's very talented. He's come a long way since what happened in Tennessee happened. He's got to put that behind him now."