Posted: 5:00 pm Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Ricky Williams to retire in two seasons 

By Post Staff

Running back Ricky Williams retired once before and returned to football.

The next time should be his last time.

Williams said he would like to play this season and in 2010 and then call it a career.

“I want to be one of the guys who can walk away from the game on my own terms,” said Williams, who abruptly retired in May 2004 and missed time because of drug suspensions from 2005 through ’07.

Williams, who still gets drug tested three times a week, will turn 32 on Thursday.

“As far as when the ball is snapped, I don’t feel 32,” he said. “Maybe after when I get home I feel 32, but on the field I don’t feel it.

“I think I’m in a good situation where I’m not going to be asked to carry the ball 30 times.”

A season ago, Williams shared carries with Ronnie Brown, but didn’t have the impact expected of him.

When he did touch the ball, Williams looked like a shell of the player who set a franchise record with 1,853 rushing yards in 2002 when he won the NFL rushing title. He rushed for more than 50 yards just three times in 2008.

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