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Report: Kevin Williams visiting Giants

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Defensive tackle Kevin Williams is in search of a new team after 11 seasons spent playing for the Minnesota Vikings.

His first free agent visit is with the New York Giants.

According to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Williams traveled to New York and had dinner with Giants’ defensive line coach Robert Nunn Monday night. Williams will meet with head coach Tom Coughlin and other team officials on Tuesday.

Minnesota has made several additions to their defensive line this offseason. The Vikings signed Corey Wooten, Linval Joseph and Tom Johnson in free agency, which left Minnesota willing to move on from Williams.

Williams says he wants to keep playing but is open to retirement if he doesn’t find anyone willing to sign him this offseason.

“I had a good visit [Monday night],” Williams said. “It’s different. That’s for sure. But I would like to keep playing, so we’ll see how it goes [Tuesday].”

For now, the Giants appear to present the best opportunity for Williams to continue his career. With Joseph’s departure from the Giants, the team has a hole to fill at defensive tackle alongside Cullen Jenkins.

Williams started 15 games with 29 tackles and 3.5 sacks for the Vikings last season.

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11 Responses to “Report: Kevin Williams visiting Giants”
  1. avbanig33 says: Apr 15, 2014 1:35 AM

    Of course he is! And I’m sure he’ll have one more good season. Ughh. As a Redskins fan, I don’t like this move. Our guards couldn’t block him last year. 😦

  2. lovemyqueens says: Apr 15, 2014 2:11 AM

    I hope he catches on there. I’d hate to see him retire from a lack of interested teams.

  3. respectgsh says: Apr 15, 2014 2:39 AM

    He will only sign with Detroit, Chicago, or Green Bay. That is if recent DL movement trends continue.

  4. giantsfan621 says: Apr 15, 2014 7:30 AM

    Everyone seems to forget that the Giants drafted a D-Tackle in the 2nd round last year (Hankins) because they knew they would not be able to resign Joseph. There is no hole to fill. Williams would be a nice addition.

  5. logicailvoicesays says: Apr 15, 2014 7:54 AM

    When a team is as bad as the Giants and the best they can dream of is 3rd place, they make a big thing out of meeting with near retired players cut by other teams.

  6. linemanguy74 says: Apr 15, 2014 8:19 AM

    Better than any D lineman the pack have

  7. reesesteel23 says: Apr 15, 2014 8:58 AM

    Ultimate Professional. You’ll like him.

  8. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 15, 2014 9:15 AM

    I think Williams might enjoy playing in a large metropolitan area after toiling away in the backwaters of MN all these years.

  9. Celebrity Man Guy says: Apr 15, 2014 10:02 AM

    One of the all-time great Viking defensive linemen, and that’s saying a lot.

  10. jazz11001 says: Apr 15, 2014 10:26 AM

    He is still a monster. After Joseph we are waaaay tooo thin and the Vikings need to resign him. Period.

  11. purpleguy says: Apr 15, 2014 10:26 AM

    Great player, and a good guy with maybe one good year left if used right. He’d fit in perfect with the Giants.

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