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Brandon Williams details how he’s been training in the offseason

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In 2021, the Baltimore Ravens are once again expected to have a stout defensive line. The team brought in Calais Campbell and Derek Wolfe during the 2020 offseason to help wreak havoc on the interior, but it’s Brandon Williams who is arguably the glue that holds the defensive line unit together.

Williams has been a staple on Baltimore’s defense for years. Entering his ninth season, he’s still an elite run stuffing defensive tackle while also being able to generate a bit of interior pressure.

When Williams was asked about if he does anything different during offseason training because of the fact that he’s a veteran, the defensive lineman said that he’s been “keeping up the cardio”.

“For offseason training, especially going into my ninth season … Pretty much it’s just keeping up the cardio [and] making sure my lung capacity is there, because these young boys, they keep getting faster. So, I have to stay in the weight room. I have to keep throwing people around. Other than that, just hanging out with the kids and family, just being Dad.”

As athletes grow older, there are times where they can begin to lose a step or two. That comes in the form of speed for some, strength for others, and even a drop off in play for many. However, Williams is making sure that he stays in the best shape as possible while also being able to keep up with the “young boys” on the field.

The Ravens’ defensive line is set up to stop the run at an extremely high rate in 2021 while also hopefully generating a good bit of pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Williams will be a big part of that, and is seemingly making sure to do all of the necessary things to play at a high level in 2021, as well as taking important time to spend with his family.