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Kevin Williams would like a contract extension

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The remaining part of the Williams Wall would like to stay where he is a little while longer.

Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams told Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press that he approached the team about a contract extension this offseason. Williams, who had five sacks in his final seven games after going more than a full season without one, is entering the final year of his deal and is set to make $7 million this season.

“They might not feel the same way,” said Williams. “We have a lot of things to take care of between now and then. My main thing is to have a good year and whatever happens after that happens after that.”

Williams is hoping to play at least three more seasons and, as he said, he isn’t sure if the Vikings were receptive to his request, a poker face that likely has something to do with the two-year, $16.76 million option they hold on Williams for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. There’s not much reason for them to make any decisions until they see how Williams, who turns 32 in August, holds up after a couple of seasons filled with bothersome injuries.

Nor is there much reason for them to take away any of the incentive provided by the option or an extension. Williams has to play his best football to earn either one, something that would work out well for the Vikings regardless of how much longer Williams remains in Minnesota.

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7 Responses to “Kevin Williams would like a contract extension”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 3, 2012 12:15 PM

    If he has a good year and the Vikings look like they could be playoff contenders in 2013, they’ll probably pick up his option. Otherwise, I think they’ll have to say goodbye and get a younger option at DT.

  2. t16rich says: Jul 3, 2012 12:17 PM

    He is 32, making close to $8million a year, and has 3 years left. I don’t see him getting extended, or why the Vikings would even entertain that option at his age. That’s pretty good pay for a 32 year old defensive tackle.

  3. contra74 says: Jul 3, 2012 12:41 PM

    Kevin is doing something which is rare these days and that is honoring his end of the contract! Too often we see players barely a year or two into a 5 year contract holding out asking for a new one. All Kevin needs to do is his job and play well enough to earn a new contract once his current one is done! Great job Kevin!

  4. wadaz says: Jul 3, 2012 2:19 PM

    This is his last year. If it’s a good one, he should be extended but perhaps for a lesser amount. Have always like Kilawatt.

  5. matthewcarlson1 says: Jul 3, 2012 2:38 PM

    Kevin Williams has been my favorite Viking since he’s been drafted. If it wasn’t for his high level of play you wouldn’t even know he was on the team. He keeps his mouth shut and does his job. Sure hope he gets to retire as a Viking.

  6. titogetmesometissue says: Jul 3, 2012 2:51 PM

    hankheavenfornumberseven says:Jul 3, 2012 12:15 PM

    If he has a good year and the Vikings look like they could be playoff contenders in 2013, they’ll probably pick up his option. Otherwise, I think they’ll have to say goodbye and get a younger option at DT.
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    What is so controversial about “I guess this is goodbye then…”

    Why in the world would the censors not let me say that?

  7. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 3, 2012 8:10 PM

    With contracts like this, Bears, Packers, and Lions fans will want Rick Spielman to be the vikings GM for a long time.

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