DeAngelo Williams was a late scratch to Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals but with everything on the line this week, he’s determined to return to the field.
Always an active voice on Twitter, he told one fan he’s definitely playing Christmas Day against the Baltimore Ravens.
?u do know this is the biggest game of the season so u know the answer to that https://t.co/GzW53Az55j
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) December 20, 2016
Williams has been recovering from a knee scope for over a month. He appeared set to play against the Bengals but per ESPN’s Britt McHenry, his knee flared up in the morning and the team opted against playing him.
Even if he’s active, Williams’ role will presumably be limited with Le’Veon Bell being the bellcow of the offense and run game. But having him as the backup will be a source of comfort in case Bell needs a breather ad simply seeing him on the field is good for the emotional health of the team.
The Ravens run defense is among the toughest in the league, though they are coming off a sub-par performance against the Philadelphia Eagles, so Pittsburgh will need all hands on deck.