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.