According to a tweet by Joe Madani, program director of Austin, Texas, radio station 103.1 FM, Ricky Williams said on the radio this week that he has filed his retirement papers, but he’d consider playing for his hometown Chargers.
There is only one problem here: the Ravens placed Williams on the reserve/retired list earlier this month, meaning the organization owns his rights if Williams elects to come out of retirement. Williams has one year left remaining on his contract with the team.
So, Williams' choices are either to stay retired or play for the Ravens. The Chargers are not an option unless they are willing to trade for the 34-year-old backup. Baltimore probably wouldn't be interested in moving Williams because it still could use him to back up Ray Rice.
Thanks to AFC West blogger Bill Williamson for passing along the tweet.