EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Kevin Williams is expected to return to a Minnesota Vikings' defense that allowed the ninth-most rushing yards last week when Minnesota plays at Chicago on Sunday.
Williams, the Vikings' longtime anchor at defensive tackle, missed last week's game because of a bone bruise suffered in the third preseason game, but he's listed as probable for Sunday against the Bears. Williams returned to practice this week. He missed Friday's practice because of a personal matter, but Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said he expects Williams to be ready for Sunday.
"We've seen enough," Frazier said. "Everything based on what happened yesterday after practice, he was feeling good. So he should be good to go."
Without Williams in the middle, the Vikings allowed 117 rushing yards to the Detroit Lions last week. Detroit, long known as a passing team, had success going through the middle of Minnesota's defense. Reggie Bush gashed the Vikings for 90 rushing yards on 21 carries as we...