Ravens release Bobbie Williams

After spending the 2012 season with the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, the organization released Bobbie Williams on Friday.

The Ravens terminated offensive guard Bobbie Williams' contract on Friday, which will place him in the free agent market beginning on Tuesday.

Williams spent the 2012 season with the Ravens after spending his first 12 seasons with both the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals.

Williams participated in 13 games this season with six starts.

"We were fortunate to have a man like Bobbie Williams on the Ravens last season," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome stated. "His contributions and significance to the team went far beyond his play on the field – and he responded on the field every time we called him. Bobbie is first-class in every way. You could not find anyone from the Ravens who got to know him this year who would say anything but good things about Bobbie. We thank him for helping us win the championship."

The move will allow the Ravens to save $800,000 in cap space for the 2013 season.

"Bobbie was a bigger part of the puzzle to win the Super Bowl than most people know," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "This is an outstanding person, and we loved having him on the Ravens. His maturity, leadership, practice habits and the way he played were all impressive for us. To come in here for one season and fit the way he did says a lot about him. We are all better for having Bobbie on the Ravens for a season."

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