Ravens sign third-round DT Brandon Williams to $2.697 million contract

The Ravens have signed third-round defensive tackle Brandon Williams to a four-year, $2.697 million contract.

Williams received a $515,000 signing bonus. His contract includes a first-year salary-cap figure of $533,750.

Williams is slated to compete for an immediate starting job at nose guard with Terrence Cody still recuperating from offseason hip surgery.

Ravens coaches and executives have praised Williams for his mobility, size and strength. The 6-foot-1, 335-pounder was a Division II All-American at Missouri Southern and excelled at the Senior Bowl all-star game.

With Williams signed, the Ravens have just one remaining unsigned draft pick: first-round safety Matt Elam.

Elam still hasn't hired an agent, but has met with several and is still deciding on who will represent him in contract negotiations.

He's being advised by his older brother, veteran NFL safety Abram Elam.

Under the NFL slotting system, Elam is slated to sign a four-year, $6.767 million contract that will include a $3.301 million signing bonus with a first-year salary-cap figure of $1.203 million.

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