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Do The Minnesota Vikings Hate Old People?

Former Minnesota Vikings great defensive tackle, Kevin Williams, made some radio rounds this week when he appeared on Sirius CM’s NFL Channel Tuesday. The former stalwart in the middle of the Vikings defense has yet to find a new home for himself after the new Mike Zimmer-led coaching staff let him go heading into the 2014 season. In doing so, they felt compelled to free up their...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Linval Jospeh Finds Inspiration in Fat Pat Williams

Linval Jospeh, the Minnesota Vikings newest defensive tackle, is a big man. He’s listed as being 6’4″, 328 pounds, and that’s probably a lie. Do defensive tackles lie about their weight like girls do? If so, he’s got to AT LEAST be pushing like 600 then. But his size and presence in the middle is something the Viking shave not seen since the likes of former defensive tackle...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Williams reflecting on 11 seasons with Vikes

Kevin Williams has never been incredibly loquacious in public. He has always preferred to use that syrupy Arkansas drawl to talk about the game and not much else, batting away attention like he brushes aside a center on his way to the quarterback. As his 11th, and possibly last, season with the Minnesota Vikings enters the final quarter, Williams' tune is starting to change...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Out of position but in the zone, Kevin Williams was a force against the Redskins

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Kevin Williams has manned the middleof the Minnesota Vikings defensive line for 11 seasons, a stalwart in theteams 4-3 defense. Hes played some defensive end in his career, but hes madea living -- and five All-Pro teams -- as a 3-technique under tackle.Williams, a six-time Pro Bowl player, was at his best whenhe was part of the Williams Wall several years ago...
Via Fox Sports North
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings' Williams moving on from paycut, ready to work

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Kevin Williams has spent a decade with the Minnesota Vikings and has been a five-time All-Pro and one of the most respected players in the locker room. Williams, 32, has always quietly been the anchor of the defensive line since being picked ninth overall by Minnesota in the infamous draft clock debacle in 2003. He doesn't have the same emotional or outspoken...
Via Fox Sports North
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Williams: ‘I was ready to go’

Viking-for-a-day Pat Williams said he now realizes it was time to leave the NFL when the Vikings moved on. Plus, it gave him to a chance to leave before his suspension took place, something he revels in now.
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Williams signs contract to retire as a Viking

Pat Williams has signed a one-day contract so he can officially retire as a Minnesota Viking. The popular defensive tackle has been out of football since 2010. He says he was content to just fade away into retirement until Vikings GM Rick Spielman called him last month to make it happen. Williams played the final six seasons of his 13-year career for the Vikings after starting in...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Viking Williams will sign, retire with Minnesota

Two days before the draft, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team found an answer at one of its questionable positions, defensive tackle. Unfortunately, Spielman joked, it was a short-term solution. Spielman announced Tuesday at his annual predraft press conference that defensive tackle Pat Williams will sign a one-day contract with Minnesota on Thursday to...
Via Fox Sports North
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings' Williams looks ahead to next season

At 6-foot-5 and 311 pounds, Kevin Williams has been a physical force in the middle of the Minnesota Vikings defense for nine years. The soft-spoken defensive tackle has contradicted his size with remarkable agility and durability. Williams had only missed two games in his career entering the 2011 season, but all the years and games might have begun to wear on his big frame. When...
Via Fox Sports North
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Vikings missing big brick in the wall?

The Vikings' run defense it still top-five, but are they missing Pat Williams both on and off the field? One former Viking thinks so and one current Viking misses him. Others say they just need to play on work with what they’ve got.
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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