The team announced Thursday that a five-year agreement has been reached in principle with the 28-year-old nose tackle.
The move comes as little surprise after NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport previously reported that Williams and his camp were "working diligently on a deal" to keep him with the Ravens, despite interest from multiple teams.
One of those teams was the Titans, but instead Williams returns to a Baltimore unit centered around the 6-foot-1, 340-pound lineman. The big-bodied run-stuffer hasn't missed a game in three seasons, a level of durability that has him excited about his new deal:
Last year wasn't his best season, but retaining Williams will only help Baltimore's fifth-ranking run defense keep that lofty status in place for 2017.