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Kevin Williams can’t name a receiver on the Vikings roster


Vikings running back Adrian Peterson feels like he has been kicked in the stomach after the Percy Harvin trade.  Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams apparently feels like he has been kicked in the head.

Following the trade of Harvin and the recent release of Michael Jenkins, Williams doesn’t know who else the team has at the receiver position.

“I can’t tell you one receiver that’s on the team right now,” Williams told Bruce Murray and Rich Ganon of SiriusXM NFL Radio.  “That is funny.  After we lose Percy and Michael, I can’t name one that we have on the roster.  So we’re definitely going to have to make some moves in the draft and free agency to try to get us a receiving corps, period.”

The Vikings tried unsuccessfully to get Anquan Boldin on Monday.  Now that Harvin is gone and Boldin isn’t coming, it’s safe to say that the Vikings will be targeting one or more big-name free agents from a pool that includes Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, Wes Welker, and Danny Amendola.

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51 Responses to “Kevin Williams can’t name a receiver on the Vikings roster”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 11, 2013 6:37 PM

    The Spielman apologists will be here shorty to rip this previously revered Viking player for subtly questioning his authority.

  2. glennsyank13 says: Mar 11, 2013 6:37 PM

    Time to bring back the great Hank Baskett? Vikes fans assured us all that Hank was going to reach his full potential.

  3. fredsingleton says: Mar 11, 2013 6:38 PM

    That’s funny; cause I didn’t even know he played for the Vikings until he got his 1st sack in week 13.

  4. wludford says: Mar 11, 2013 6:38 PM

    That’s OK Kevin. There’s only one worth keeping anyway- Jarius Wright in case you forgot his name.

    My guess is you’ll be able to name a couple more before the off-season is over.

  5. rcunningham says: Mar 11, 2013 6:40 PM

    Picture unrelated

  6. mediasloppy says: Mar 11, 2013 6:40 PM

    To be fair. Most people probably don’t know who is the Vikings WR’s

  7. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Mar 11, 2013 6:41 PM

    I’m assuming they still have some WR. While I can’t name them, I’m not on the team. What a poor teammate he is. He should be able to name every person on that team. Unless he’s too important, or thinks he’s too important…

  8. tyler4richardson says: Mar 11, 2013 6:41 PM

    Joe Webb?

  9. trippymane says: Mar 11, 2013 6:42 PM

    Wait what about that armandoshusodnfnxjs guy? Lol

  10. crtzinc says: Mar 11, 2013 6:43 PM

    Wallace to Miami while Jennings goes to Minnesota seems about right today.

  11. theuglitruth says: Mar 11, 2013 6:43 PM

    It’s not like the Vikings have a QB that can get the WR’s the ball on a regular basis anyways!

  12. rapcine262 says: Mar 11, 2013 6:44 PM

    T.O. and Ocho Cinco are available for the low….

  13. blacknole08 says: Mar 11, 2013 6:45 PM

    It would be funny if Anonymous knew about the Harvin trade before Jay Glazer.

  14. jerrykill4pres says: Mar 11, 2013 6:46 PM

    Kevin, i think the offense has a hard time naming anyone on the defensive line other than Jared Allen.. Maybe you need to start showing up on that side of the ball too!

  15. antalicus says: Mar 11, 2013 6:46 PM

    What about Victor Cruz….And at the same time they need to pick one up in the draft.

  16. sammyias says: Mar 11, 2013 6:48 PM

    The WR shuffle is getting very interesting. I look forward to seeing how it all shakes out.

    Is it just me, or is WR seemingly becoming an odd position to figure out from year to year? Musical Chairs on steroids … will the trend continue?

    Not only is the position becoming more competitive, but teams are shifting their focus from RB to WR & TE.

    A passing league.

  17. jason1214 says: Mar 11, 2013 6:52 PM

    It’s ok Kevin, most Vikings fans can’t either…

  18. tdk24 says: Mar 11, 2013 7:00 PM

    “I can’t tell you one receiver that’s on the team right now,” Williams told Bruce Murray and Rich Ganon of SiriusXM NFL Radio.

    And that my friend, is the result of using Starcaps. PED’s will fry your brain.

  19. chawk12thman says: Mar 11, 2013 7:00 PM

    But does he know who the QB is? FA WR’s in the league do. Good luck getting one.

  20. cbreezy80 says: Mar 11, 2013 7:04 PM

    That’s funny Kevin because neither do I!! Lol!! It’s a bucs life!!!

  21. immafubared says: Mar 11, 2013 7:14 PM

    Williams can’t spell Williams but he can pass rush and that’s all he had to do

  22. chipwade says: Mar 11, 2013 7:20 PM

    I would think that the Vikings have enough ammunition to make a play for Larry Fitzgerald. The Cardinals are rebuilding and could use the picks.

  23. thraiderskin says: Mar 11, 2013 7:29 PM

    I wonder if the Vikes have the ability to try for Fitzgerald… He is a guy who might be got and would want to play for the Vikings… I know Card fans might hate the idea, but I think your QB situation is far more terrible than Minnesota’s and quite honestly, a little draft stock would help you more.

  24. thetooloftools says: Mar 11, 2013 7:31 PM

    He also doesn’t know basic math or the alphabet.

  25. mallet22 says: Mar 11, 2013 7:31 PM

    Thats OK Kevin, based on the games I watched last season I wasn’t sure if you were still on the team either…..

  26. purppop says: Mar 11, 2013 7:33 PM

    Kevin Williams should be gleeful with the extra first round pick. A first round DT will prolong his career, give him more plays off and make him a better DT.

    Meanwhile with a first round receiver, Jennings, and someone from later in the draft plus Simpson and Wright (with TE Rudolph) there will be plenty of targets for Ponder.

  27. srock68 says: Mar 11, 2013 7:39 PM

    Bad day in Viking land.

  28. kpow55 says: Mar 11, 2013 7:42 PM

    Might just be a rumor but I hear Titus Young is available for pick up. Word on the street is he is the one that taught Megatron everything he knows.

  29. petersjeffrey36 says: Mar 11, 2013 7:50 PM

    I dont like were this is going… I was hoping no one would offer Jennings big money and he wol dreturn to the Pack, but I am will ing to bet they’ll over pay him out of desperation now. He is great, bu tI believe he is only great out of the slot, which means you still need to pick up someone that can run #1

  30. lionfan419 says: Mar 11, 2013 7:56 PM

    As a Lions fan i dont think we could cover whoever they have anyway. GEEZ we suck.

  31. doe22us says: Mar 11, 2013 8:24 PM

    The writhing was on the wall all of-season was that Pervy lol was going to be traded, if he and the rest of his teammates failed to realize that then its on them.

  32. spanked13 says: Mar 11, 2013 8:36 PM

    Some of you must not pay attention much …. Jennings said he wants to go to a team with a GOOD qb…. Minnesota is thus eliminated from his choices….Wallace would be a complete waste as Ponder throws about one of the worst deep balls I’ve ever seen …. Usually not close to the receiver….Ponder specializes in that little two yard pass thus wasting Wallace’s abilities….Ponder also comes to life when the opponent has dropped into their prevent which allows him to build up his stats …. worst QB in the NFC, so why would you want to come and play in Minnesota

  33. zenrooster says: Mar 11, 2013 8:38 PM

    You always have Nute Burleson. You can sign him, then resign him, sign him twice to fill 2 roster sports, and then resign him again.

  34. purpleguy says: Mar 11, 2013 8:44 PM

    Duh, with one WR out with 2 blown knees and the other inactive the first 6 games, even the MN Viking personnel dept would have a tough time thinking of one. And with the qualityWRs we had last year, who the heck cares anyhow?

  35. rg3andout says: Mar 11, 2013 8:46 PM

    austin collie needs a new team

  36. ckinthekc99 says: Mar 11, 2013 8:49 PM

    Minnesota needs to trade both 1sts & a 3rd to Oakland for #3 & draft Geno. Assuming they sign one big name receiver or 2. Christian ponder isn’t taking them anywhere, & IMO has got as much time needed to see what he’s gonna be

  37. billbrasky72 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:00 PM

    They’ll turn that late 1st rounder from Seattle into Victor Cruz….just wait.

  38. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:13 PM

    I didn’t think Kevin Williams was coming back to the Vikings …?

  39. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 11, 2013 9:18 PM

    For the love of god please put joe Webb at WR. Stop wasting his time at qb. They should draft marquis gray from u of m, or just sign him free agent if he isn’t drafted. That guy is an athlete, and should be put at WR. I’ve been saying this about gray and Webb for three years. Get it together, mn sports. And then sign Rodney Williams from gopher ball, put him at WR. That guy is a freak, but he isn’t going pro in bball.

    Not saying those are the answers to their WR problems but atleast give some freak athletes a shot a stardom.

  40. grandpoopah says: Mar 11, 2013 9:31 PM

    Can they just line up 3 tight ends and a fullback and hand off to Peterson 58 times per game?

  41. johnnytarr says: Mar 11, 2013 9:55 PM

    With no WR they still made it to the playoffs, winning in the more difficult portion of their schedule. They will be alright w/o a guy who didn’t want to be there.

  42. whatjusthapped says: Mar 11, 2013 9:57 PM

    How about signing Randy Moss?

    Ok, you have to get new catering company —Ponder can’t throw beyond 20 yards which is actually perfect because Randy likes to take plays off and running deep routes is really tiring. At least the Vikings will have a WR that is a name.

  43. gcodegfb says: Mar 11, 2013 10:05 PM

    They still have Stephen Burton.

  44. axespray says: Mar 11, 2013 10:11 PM

    Heck – Christian Ponder is an upgrade from the Cardinals crappy QB situation …

    Larry could catch those wobbly passes with some cool acrobatic highlight dives and what not.

  45. stevincinci says: Mar 11, 2013 10:23 PM

    Isn’t Jerome Simpson on this team, or was he just a one year signing last year?

  46. landof10000lakes says: Mar 11, 2013 11:22 PM

    I wonder how much they’ll have to overpay Greg Jennings to get him to come…

  47. eagles512 says: Mar 11, 2013 11:34 PM

    I think they did well with the haul for a head case who is hurt a lot and while talented, is not a pure #1 receiver.

  48. zn0rseman says: Mar 12, 2013 1:27 AM

    Harvin hasn’t played all 16 games in a season simce his rookie year in 2009.

    For a perpetual pain in the arse who can’t stay healthy and is demanding a monster contract, a 1st, 4th and 7th round pick is a pretty good deal.

    Besides, let’s be real here. The Vikings had the single lowest player payroll last year and they haven’t spent big money on retaining or picking up free agents since they resigned Chris Carter, Randal McDaniel, John Randal and Jake Reed in 1997. Things aren’t about to change now with the cheap skate Wilfs in charge.

    Frankly, the Vikings would never had made the playoffs last year ha it not been for Speilman’s genius draft picks.

  49. blackngold4life says: Mar 12, 2013 2:20 AM

    Vikes got draft picks..if they smart they’ll trade um

  50. thaoption1 says: Mar 12, 2013 2:54 AM

    Jason Campbell to Minnesota to resurrect his career. Nobody wants to play with Chuck Ponder or whatever his name is. I think that’ll be a good fit.

  51. tackleberries says: Mar 12, 2013 5:29 AM

    Jerome Simpson’s last shipment made him forget about Jerome Simpson.

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