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Kevin Williams leaves Giants visit without a contract

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Defensive tackle Kevin Williams visited with the Giants on Monday night and Tuesday, but he’s still available for any other team that wants to talk to him about coming aboard for the 2014 season.

Williams flew out of New Jersey on Tuesday night after wrapping up the visit without agreeing to a deal to join a Giants defensive line that lost defensive tackle Linval Joseph to the Vikings in free agency. The Vikings were Williams’ former team, of course, but they have moved in other directions while Williams tries to find a new home. That’s not the Giants at the moment, but Williams wasn’t ruling anything out.

“Had a good visit and gonna see what happens,” Williams told Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Williams turns 34 in August and said he’d retire if he didn’t find the deal he was looking for this offseason, which suggests the Giants weren’t willing to meet his desired price. There hasn’t been much other buzz around the veteran, so it may take a change in fortune on the line for a team to pay up to that level.

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6 Responses to “Kevin Williams leaves Giants visit without a contract”
  1. kev86 says: Apr 16, 2014 7:33 AM

    Depends if hoisting the Lombardi is important to him. He would have a chance to do that with NYG.

  2. jwcarlson says: Apr 16, 2014 8:33 AM

    Do these guys think the market is going to get BETTER when a bunch of young talent is infused into the system via the draft and rookie free agency?

  3. ragnarthegreat says: Apr 16, 2014 8:46 AM

    I can’t believe the Vikings don’t sign this guy as a situational player. He is a great professional and has been a Viking his whole career. I know there is no loyalty in this sport but it’s a shame. Good luck Kevin and thanks for the memories.

  4. purpleguy says: Apr 16, 2014 11:31 AM

    I hate to see him retire after wearing any other team’s colors. Wish he could play one more year with the Vikes on a situational basis.

  5. n0hopeleft says: Apr 16, 2014 11:33 AM

    His goal should be to win a championship, and add a diamond to his already stellar career. The Giants can be that team.

    With that said, no championship contender is going to have bank breaking money to offer him, as it will be tied up in other key roles.

    If his goal is to get as much money as possible for 1-2 years, the Giants are definitely not the team for Williams.

  6. lic112014 says: Apr 16, 2014 12:22 PM

    I don’t think he is going to get the money he is looking for so unless the chance to win the Super bowl is more important he will probably retire.

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