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Kevin Williams | Defensive Lineman

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 311
College: Oklahoma State
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Free agent DT Kevin Williams has left his Giants visit without a contract.
"Had a good visit and gonna see what happens," Williams said. Going on 34, the G-Men were Williams' first visit. The fact that he's leaving the Big Apple without a deal is an indication his price needs to come down. Apr 15 - 11:10 PM

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Free agent DT Kevin Williams is visiting the Giants.

Williams flew into New York on Monday night and had dinner with the Giants' defensive line coach. He'll continue his visit, his first of free agency, on Tuesday. Williams spent the first 11 seasons of his career with the Vikings and was once considered one of the top three-techniques in the game. Our top free-agent defensive tackle left, Williams would give the G-Men another veteran presence.
Apr 15 - 9:08 AM

Free agent DT Kevin Williams says he's had "several teams" call but has yet to receive any offers.

Williams, 34 in August, would like to finish his career in Minnesota, but the sides haven't talked since last week. With Linval Joseph, Sharrif Floyd, and Fred Evans at defensive tackle for the Vikings, there might not be much room for Williams. The former first-round pick is our top remaining free-agent defensive tackle.
Mar 19 - 4:22 PM

The Vikings haven't ruled out re-signing free agent DT Kevin Williams.

Williams has spent his entire 11-year career in Minnesota and could be brought back to start alongside Linval Joseph. It suggests that the Vikings don't see Sharif Floyd as more than a rotational player at this point. Minnesota also visited with Henry Melton this week, but he left without a deal. Williams, 33, is Rotoworld's No. 2 remaining free-agent defensive tackle.
Mar 14 - 6:20 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling predicts free agent DT Kevin Williams will play elsewhere in 2014.

Williams, 33, has spent his entire 11-year career in Minnesota since being the ninth overall pick in the 2003 draft. However, he'll likely look to sign with a contender, while the Vikings will aim to get younger. We don't see Williams landing more than a one-year deal. He's our No. 9 free-agent defensive tackle.
Feb 18 - 9:07 AM

Impending free agent DT Kevin Williams wants to re-sign with the Vikings.

"I'd like to play a couple more years (with Minnesota), but that's totally up to the Vikings," Williams said. He also really wants to play for new coach Mike Zimmer. Williams will be 33 before the start of next season and likely will have to settle for a one- or two-year deal with minimal guaranteed money. He's started at least 14 games in each of his 11 seasons. The Vikings have Sharrif Floyd waiting in the wings at the three-technique defensive tackle spot.
Jan 21 - 10:03 AM

Vikings DT Kevin Williams (knee) is listed as probable for Week 2.

Williams will make his regular season debut Sunday against the Bears. Letroy Guion and Fred Evans will continue to rotate at nose tackle, with Sharrif Floyd getting limited snaps in backup duties.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 08:29:00 PM

Vikings DT Kevin Williams (knee) has been cleared to resume practicing.

Williams missed Sunday's opener with a knee injury, but is expected to play in Week 2. His return will immediately upgrade the Vikings' run defense. Letroy Guion and Fred Evans will continue to rotate at nose tackle, with Sharrif Floyd demoted to backup duties.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 02:10:00 PM

The Vikings have ruled out DT Kevin Williams (knee) for Week 1.

His return timetable is unclear. The Vikings are looking pretty smart right now after stealing surprise draft-day faller Sharrif Floyd in the first round.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 01:53:00 PM

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is skeptical DT Kevin Williams (knee) will play in Week 1 against the Lions.

Williams suffered a hyperextended knee, bone bruise, and posterior capsular strain in his knee during Minnesota's third preseason game. He's not practicing. If Williams can't go, first-round rookie Sharrif Floyd will get the start at three-technique tackle next to the Fred Evans-Letroy Guion nose tackle combo.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 01:06:00 PM

Vikings DT Kevin Williams has been diagnosed with a hyperextended knee, bone bruise, and posterior capsular strain.

The good news is, Williams avoided ligament damage and doesn't have a severe injury. The bad news is, he sounds week to week and there isn't much time left before the opener. If Williams can't play in Week 1 against the Lions, first-round pick Sharrif Floyd would get the start at three-technique tackle.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 05:15:00 PM

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is "concerned" about the knee injury DT Kevin Williams suffered in Sunday's third preseason game, and Williams will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Williams got chop blocked by 49ers OG Joe Looney, and was none-too-pleased. "I was just upset that I’m getting cut 11 years in (the NFL) from a guy who I don’t even know." It doesn't sound like Williams is dealing with a potentially season-ending injury, but we won't know for sure until Monday afternoon.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says DT Kevin Williams will play 30-40 snaps per game this year.

The Vikings can get away with scaling back Williams' usage after drafting first-rounder Sharrif Floyd, who plays the same three-technique position. "I’m sure he’s more than capable of playing 50-60 snaps," Frazier said. "But I think it’ll be better for our football team if we can get those snaps between 30 and 40." Williams ranked sixth in the NFL in snaps among 4-3 tackles last year.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 02:23:00 PM

Vikings DT Kevin Williams will keep his starting job despite the first-round selection of Sharrif Floyd.

Williams and Floyd play the same three-technique position, but the Vikings plan to use Floyd to "spell" Williams rather than replace him in year one. Williams' contract is up after the year -- and he'll be going on 34 -- so this is likely his final season in Minnesota. Coach Leslie Frazier wouldn't rule out using Williams at nose tackle if Floyd proves too good to keep off the first team.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 03:59:00 PM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities confirms DT Kevin Williams will likely move on from the Vikings after this season.

Williams is entering his age-33 season and recently accepted a contract restructure that makes him a free agent in 2014. He'll mentor rookie Sharrif Floyd this year at three-technique tackle, and then give way. "I think it's going to be a great combination for us," coach Leslie Frazier said.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 11:25:00 PM

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