With the San Diego Chargers in search of a backup running back to take some of the load off of Ryan Mathews, it would appear that this tweet is newsworthy:
Ricky Williams tells 103.1 FM he has signed his NFL retirement papers...BUT he would consider playing for his hometown S-D Chargers. :)— Jon Madani (@Zone_Madani) March 28, 2012
I like Ricky and always have but before we start getting excited about this there are a two issues that we need to go over.
- Ricky signed a two-year deal with the Ravens before last season. That means that if he un-retires, he's property of the Ravens. They could release him, but they'd be taking a $1.5 million cap hit to do so.
- Ricky is 35 years old and is coming off the least productive season of his career. He also has a ton of miles on him (2,400+ carries)