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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Joseph had perfect idol for new role with Vikings

Among the most gregarious players to step inside the Minnesota Vikings' locker room in recent years, few could match up with Pat Williams' presence -- both physically and in spirit. Williams was every bit of 330 pounds, despite his listed weight of 317 pounds. Big was also a good description for his loquaciousness. Williams, with his Louisiana drawl, loved to talk. Minnesota...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign Linval Joseph

The Minnesota Vikings signed former Giants defensive tackle. The Vikings did a heck of a job of replacing both Kevin and Pat Williams with Shariff Floyd and now Joseph.     var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet ...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Allen, Kevin Williams looking at final days together in Minnesota

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When Jared Allen arrived in Minnesota in 2008, he was an electric pass rusher coming over in a big pre-draft trade from the Kansas City Chiefs with a league-leading 15.5 sacks. Kevin Williams was the star of the Vikings' defensive line; already a three-time, first-team All-Pro and one part of the "Williams Wall" with Pat Williams. Kevin Williams...
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December 10, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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