The Baltimore Ravens have elected to release guard Bobbie Williams, team general manager Ozzie Newsome announced on Friday.

The 13-year veteran had spent the past eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals prior to joining Ravens in 2012. He made six starts and appeared in 12 games to help Baltimore to its first Super Bowl victory since 2000.

"We were fortunate to have a man like Bobbie Williams on the Ravens last season," Newsome stated. "His contributions and significance to the team went far beyond his play on the field -- and he responded on the field every time we called him. Bobbie is first-class in every way. You could not find anyone from the Ravens who got to know him this year who would say anything but good things about Bobbie. We thank him for helping us win the championship."