Ravens: Ty’Son Williams suggested as potential trade candidate

Ravens, Ty'Son Williams
Ravens, Ty'Son Williams /

The Baltimore Ravens were reportedly receiving interest from other teams regarding their running backs earlier this month. And one name that always made sense as the most likely trade candidate was Ty’Son Williams.

With that in mind, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Williams was recently suggested as a potential trade option for the Ravens.

Kevin Oestreicher of the Ravens Wire recently named Williams as one Ravens player that could be traded before this Tuesday’s deadline.

And his rationale makes plenty of sense.

"“The second-year rusher has been a healthy inactive in two of the last four weeks, and there have been rumblings that the team is unhappy with how he has run this year, as well as frustrated with some of his fumbling issues. While the team doesn’t exactly have the luxury of being picky with their running back options after losing both J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards to season-ending injuries, they might part ways with Williams because he hasn’t fit as expected and opt to fully commit to the veterans they signed before the year began.”"

Ty’Son Williams makes sense as a trade candidate for the Ravens

A former undrafted free agent, Williams entered the summer in competition with Justice Hill for the No. 3 running back job.

He appeared to be the favorite too and seemed to have secured himself a roster spot, even before the running back room was decimated by untimely injuries.

One by one, the Ravens lost J.K. Dobbins, Gus Ewards, and Hill to season-ending injuries leaving Williams as the last-man-standing. Most assumed that the former BYU standout would take over as the de facto RB1 in the offense.

And that was the case early on with Williams rushing for 142 yards in his first two games before finding himself in the doghouse of the coaching staff as a result of ball-security issues and other concerns.

Williams is still the most explosive back on the Ravens’ roster and there are certainly teams around the league that could use his services.

If the Ravens don’t see him as a part of their future plans, they could look to move him for draft capital.

It’s not as if the Ravens have an abundance of running back depth, but with Williams buried on the depth chart, other teams might have more use for him than they do.

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Don’t be surprised if Williams finds a new home over the next few days.