Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams (93) looks on prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Talks ‘picking up’ for Kevin Williams


Although most of the NFL’s free agents have already either re-signed with their former teams, found a new team or perhaps called it quits with their playing career, there are still a few solid veteran players available.

A couple of players in a similar situation, like former New Orleans Saints’ defensive lineman Will Smith, have been scooped up (Smith was signed by by the New England Patriots).

If you’re looking for a player to bolster your offense, veteran tight ends Dustin Keller and Jermichael Finley are both available. Defensively, former Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Kevin Williams could certainly help a team.

Williams spoke with Sirius XM NFL Radio via Luke Adams of Pro Football Rumors and confirmed his recent visits to the New England Patriots, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks. He also

While the free agent market has thinned out considerably over the last several months, there are still players capable of providing value to NFL teams, and one such free agent is veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams. Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Williams suggested talks have been “picking up” for him lately and that he anticipates signing somewhere in time for training camp. As the longtime Viking confirmed, he has visited the Patriots, Giants, and Seahawks, and has also spoken recently to Minnesota.

Williams was selected with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 2003 Draft. The former Oklahoma State Cowboy has played for the Vikings for 11 seasons, missing just five total games during that span. Williams made 29 tackles, 3.5 sacks and an interception for the Vikings last season. In his career, he has 463 tackles, 60.0 sacks and five interceptions.

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