Posted July 28, 2012 on AP on Fox

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 20: Defensive linemen Pat Williams #94 and Kevin Williams #93 of the Minnesota Vikings walk off the field after the game with the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 20, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Vikings won 27-13. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Minnesota Vikings accelerated their rebuilding project this year with an aggressive purge of expensive veteran starters. Kevin Williams, though, didn't worry. Sure, he's one of only eight players currently on this 90-man roster who are 30 or older, and he's set to make a hefty $7 million this season. But the 10th-year defensive tackle finished 2011 with a flurry. With five sacks in the final seven games, he showed the team and the league if not himself that he can still be a productive if not disruptive player in the middle of the line. ''I'm a Viking until otherwise,'' Williams said, when asked about the offseason turnover that included the release of Steve Hutchinson, Anthony Herrera, Cedric Griffin and Ryan Longwell. Free agents Remi Ayodele, E.J. Henderson and Visanthe Shiancoe weren't re-signed. ''Whatever happens happens.'' Williams can become a free agent next year. If that is the end of his employment in Minnesota, a decade after he was drafted in the first round out...
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