Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  By BRIAN HALL  |  Last updated 8/27/13

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 2: Defensive tackle Kevin Williams #93 of the Minnesota Vikings greets his teammates during player introductions before a game against the Atlanta Falcons on October 2, 2005 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons won 30-10. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings aren't happy with the hit from San Francisco offensive lineman Joe Looney that injured five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams on Sunday, despite the NFL ruling the hit wasn't illegal. Williams avoided a major injury after Looney dove into his legs in Sunday's third preseason game and could possibly be ready for the regular season after he suffered a bruised knee and posterior capsular strain after his right knee hyperextended Sunday when Looney turned back and lunged at an unsuspecting Williams' knee. The league ruled the hit wasn't illegal, even though it's putting an emphasis on eliminating similar peel-back blocks this season, and Williams' teammates took issue with the play, and the NFL's ruling, Tuesday. "I have a problem when we talk about player safety in this league and we have a clear case of a guy intentionally trying to hurt a guy and we do nothing about it, and we pat him on the back and say it's OK," defensive e...
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