Former Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams has found his market less-than-brisk this offseason, but the former Pro Bowler isn’t yet ready to throw in the towel. Tom Curran reports that Williams has a visit lined up with the New England Patriots.
If the 33-year-old Williams fails to land a deal with New England, there is a good chance he will retire. Williams had a visit with the Seattle Seahawks earlier this offseason but nothing came of it. He also checked in with the New York Giants.
In a recent interview with USA Today’s Tom Pelissero, Williams spoke about how much he’d like to hook up with Bill Belichick and the Patriots, and line up alongside Vince Wilfork.
“Well, give them a call,” Williams told Pelissero. “Tell them to look me up.”
I don’t know if Pelissero had anything to do with Williams scoring a visit in New England, but he’s got a visit in New England. Williams still has something left in the tank at 33 and could be a solid player as long as his snaps are kept within a reasonable range. Williams was arguably overused by Leslie Frazier and the Vikings the last couple of years.
Lining K-Will up alongside Vince Wilfork would bring back echoes of the old Williams Wall, when Kevin teamed up with Pat. For maybe 10-15 snaps a game, anyway.