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Kevin Williams | Defensive Lineman | #93

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 311
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (9) / MIN
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Kevin Williams has retired from the NFL.
He'll sign a one-day contract to retire with the Vikings. A five-time All Pro, Williams morphed his game over the course of his career, entering the league as a pass-rushing three technique before becoming a run stopper later on. He amassed 63 career sacks and was also one of the most durable tackles in the league, missing just five games over his 13-year career. While it's unlikely Williams receives serious Hall of Fame consideration, he should be remembered as one of the Vikings' best defensive players of the 2000s. Jul 27 - 4:34 PM

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Saints signed DT Kevin Williams to a one-year contract.

Williams started eight games in Seattle last year, playing 445 snaps. He'll complement Akiem Hicks, Brodrick Bunkley and John Jenkins in the defensive line rotation. 34-year-old Williams is veteran run-stopping depth.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Free agent DT Kevin Williams is visiting the Saints.

Apparently the 34-year-old Williams won't be retiring. The five-time first-team All Pro spent last year with the Seahawks, filling in reasonably as a starter during Brandon Mebane's eight missed games. In New Orleans, Williams would be quality depth for a team suddenly focused on defense.
Tue, May 12, 2015 10:16:00 AM

The Seahawks are in talks with free agent DT Kevin Williams.

Williams, 34, is reportedly considering retirement. He started eight games in place of Brandon Mebane last season, playing 445 snaps. With Seattle adding Ahtyba Rubin to their defensive line rotation, Williams wouldn't return as more than a situational run stopper.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 06:04:00 PM

Seahawks DT Kevin Williams is expected to again consider retirement this offseason.

Williams nearly hung it up last offseason before the Seahawks came calling with a one-year, $2.1 million deal in June. Going on 35, Williams played 445 snaps during the regular season, plugging the run for the NFC Champions.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 03:15:00 PM

Seahawks agreed to terms with DT Kevin Williams, formerly of the Vikings, on a one-year contract.

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the deal is worth "in excess" of $2 million. Williams pondered retirement, but ultimately found the amount of money he was willing to play for after three months on the open market. Going on 34, Williams remained a productive player in 2014, particularly against the run. He further fortifies what was already one of the league's stoutest defensive lines. It's typically rare to say for the previous year's No. 1 defense, but we'd be surprised if Seattle experienced much drop off -- or any at all -- from last season's virtually impenetrable unit.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 05:52:00 PM

Free agent DT Kevin Williams said he's recently had conversations with the Vikings.

Williams has visited the Giants, Seahawks, and Patriots since the start of free agency. The soon-to-be 34-year-old has pondered retirement, but admits he wants to continue his career. He hopes to have a deal before training camp. The Vikings could use some depth behind Linval Joseph and company.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 12:17:00 PM

Free agent DT Kevin Williams is visiting with the Patriots Thursday.

33-year-old Williams has been mulling retirement, but is open to returning for a contract worth more than the veteran minimum. The Patriots are the first team Williams has visited since meeting with the Seahawks and Giants in April. Williams was a productive player in 2013, grading out as a top-30 defensive tackle by Pro Football Focus. He doesn't turn 34 until August.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Free agent DT Kevin Williams is "still weighing (his) options."

Williams said last month that he was open to retirement, but it appears he still wants to play. "Hopefully, I’ll be on somebody’s team in August and go from there," Williams said. Although he's going on 34, Williams remained a productive player in 2013. It's financial considerations keeping him on the open market.
Source: USA Today
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 08:34:00 PM

Free agent DT Kevin Williams says he'll consider retirement if his financial demands are not met.

"If it's not worth the risk of going back out there, I can't say I'll do it," he said. "I don't see (taking a low-value deal) at this point, but you never know. ... I'm not one of those guys that's afraid to go home." Williams visited the Seahawks on Monday, but says "nothing was decided." Williams visited the Giants earlier in April. Going on 34, Williams has been in the league for 11 seasons.
Thu, May 1, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Free agent DT Kevin Williams worked out for the Seahawks on Monday.

It's Williams' second visit of free agency; he previously met with the Giants two weeks ago. The soon-to-be 34-year-old would slot in behind Brandon Mebane and Tony McDaniel in Seattle and compete for snaps with Jordan Hill.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 03:17:00 PM

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.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 11:10:00 PM

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.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 09:08:00 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.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 04:22:00 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.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 06:20:00 PM

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