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Baltimore Ravens lock up CB Cary Williams

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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams, the last of the team's remaining restricted free agents, has signed his second-round franchise tender worth $1.972 million.

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The Ravens tweeted the Williams signing on Monday.

Williams recently underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum on Feb. 15, and told the Ravens' official website there hadn't been talk of a long-term extension since the draft.

"Hopefully we'll get back to the table," Williams said. "But right now I just want to rehab and make sure my hip is right and that I can play at a high level. Contract talks can go from there. I just want to make sure that I can play for the Ravens this season."

Williams played through injury during the final seven games of the Ravens' season after getting hurt in Week 10 on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. Williams said he's at about 80 percent right now, but he expects to be fully recovered in time for the team's minicamp, which starts June 11.

"That's already set in stone," Williams said. "I'm eager to get out there and run with the guys. My body is saying, 'Yeah, it's that time.' But I just can't. I'm just trying to stay within the limits and take it slow."

The five-year veteran started all 16 games for the Ravens this past season, during which he collected 78 tackles and forced two fumbles.

Baltimore also signed nose tackle Ryan McBean, who will miss the first six games of the season due to a suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

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