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Report: Seahawks sign Kevin Williams

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The Seahawks have reportedly added another body to their defensive line rotation.

Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Seattle has signed longtime Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams. Per Werder, it is a one-year deal worth more than $2 million.

Williams visited with the Seahawks in April, but spoke with several other teams since becoming a free agent. He also contemplated retiring if he didn’t get an offer worth his while, but that choice obviously was less appealing that joining up with the reigning Super Bowl champions.

Williams won’t play as prominent a role in Seattle as he did in Minnesota. His presence should allow the Seahawks to field another formidable defensive front after parting ways with players like Red Bryant and Chris Clemons. Williams, Tony McDaniel, Brandon Mebane, Jesse Williams and Jordan Hill give the team ample options to keep things fresh and productive at the point of attack.

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91 Responses to “Report: Seahawks sign Kevin Williams”
  1. 12hawksfan1976 says: Jun 12, 2014 5:59 PM

    Looks like we’re calling the next man up from our Farm Team.

  2. ydousuk says: Jun 12, 2014 5:59 PM

    Go Hawks !

  3. Bmorelikeray52 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:00 PM

    Wow a former viking signing with the Seahawks. Did not see that one coming at all.

  4. 1952vikefan says: Jun 12, 2014 6:03 PM

    Wow imagine that seattle signed a viking

  5. ariani1985 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:03 PM

    Looks like our little sister to the west made a good addition! Go sea turds!

  6. officialgame says: Jun 12, 2014 6:04 PM

    Good value signing for 2M.

  7. jimmysee says: Jun 12, 2014 6:05 PM

    Williams Wall Walks West.

  8. cball77 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:06 PM

    Much needed signing. Both Jesse Williams and Jordan Hill are hurt way too much to count on as primary backups.

  9. racerx1225 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:07 PM

    If the Raiders had signed him, it would just be a waste of money of an over the hill guy who cant get it done anymore and is unwanted anywhere else. If the Seahags do it, its a brilliant move. Haters keep hating. Hope you like the taste of crow, its whats for dinner for you this year.

  10. taintedsaints2009 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:08 PM

    hall of famer.

  11. holdsteady76 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:08 PM

    Vikings-West strikes again.

  12. dans761 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:09 PM

    Embarrassment of riches!

  13. purpleguy says: Jun 12, 2014 6:09 PM

    That’s hardly a surprise. There’s still a year or so left in his tank if used correctly. Good luck to a classy guy and a great player — I hope he gets a ring.

  14. thepftpoethasneverkissedagirl says: Jun 12, 2014 6:10 PM

    another player from our farm team

  15. edenprairieballer says: Jun 12, 2014 6:10 PM

    This one hurts as a Vikings fan. But Williams deserves a ring way more than that fool Harvin does.

  16. tokyofilthblaster says: Jun 12, 2014 6:11 PM

    Nice upgrade for Kevin Williams. Now he can win.

  17. sandersmarcus10 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:11 PM

    Vikes get Seahawks draft pics, Hawks get vikes players lol

  18. notthetroll says: Jun 12, 2014 6:11 PM

    he still has good value in a rotational system. I think they did well.

  19. seadawgs72 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:12 PM

    Dude! Not another Viking. I guess if you’re gonna have a farm team you might as well use it. College, semi-pro, Seattle. We have some of the best trained FA in the league. Tongue planted firmly in cheek.

  20. wpghawksfan says: Jun 12, 2014 6:12 PM

    Love it! Another guy who still plays a high calibre game even at his age. Williams should be able to stay fresh as a rotational player that’s only going to help solidify what is one of the best D-lines in the league

  21. tjacks7 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:13 PM

    Would have been an excellent rotational player and mentor had Spielman resigned him. I have a feeling Spielman tried to play hardball with him like he did with Winfield.. Which the Vikings lives to seriously regret. I doubt this more will hurt that badly, but I don’t really want to find out either.

  22. tubbman27 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:13 PM

    Ed weirder reports… Look for him to sign with the bears now.

  23. snoqualmkanem says: Jun 12, 2014 6:14 PM

    Good to have the Minnesota AAA affiliate farm team continue providing players for the Superbowl champions…

  24. macneil4025 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:14 PM

    The Seahawks love Vikings sloppy seconds!

  25. dethsupport says: Jun 12, 2014 6:14 PM

    Dude should retire. Watched him play last year, he’s one of the reasons Minnesota’s defense lacked any type of pass rush.

    Called up from a farm team? Haha, charade you are.

  26. tjacks7 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:15 PM

    Let’s not forget that Ed Werder is reporting it.. So who really knows?

  27. revren10 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:18 PM

    Now he will be able to experience a winning culture. Wish he went to the Patriots, but now he will get to play in the playoffs and wont have to deal with playing for a minor league team any longer.

  28. sonofad says: Jun 12, 2014 6:20 PM

    After finishing in last place for 3 of the last 4 seasons, Williams must be tremendously relieved to finally be playing for a successful franchise.

  29. sterling7 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:20 PM

    As a Viking 4life since 1968, good luck Kevin (except against us)-we will miss you!

  30. thevikesarebest says: Jun 12, 2014 6:22 PM

    Terrible franchise signing washed up players,in other news shehawk fans are still classless.

  31. nycscott says: Jun 12, 2014 6:23 PM

    It’s only a matter of time before Adrian Peterson sings with Seattle at this point. Thanks Minnesota! See, you are good for something other than losing Super Bowls.

  32. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Jun 12, 2014 6:25 PM

    Seattle. Where former Viking players come to WIN.

  33. dbara43 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:26 PM

    Sterling, only way the Seahawks and Vikings would play this year is in the playoffs.

    Did you see that? I put ‘Vikings’ and ‘playoffs’ in the same sentence! Ha ha ha!

  34. knew8411 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:27 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I have always loved to watch Mr Williams. He was great. I hate to see him go, but wish him nothing but the best.

  35. noleitup says: Jun 12, 2014 6:28 PM

    as a bucs fan im jealous. The free agents love Seattle and denver nowadays and I dont think it has anything to do with winning.

  36. bert1913 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:28 PM

    williams wants something that he will never get with the vikings, a superbowl ring. SKOL!

  37. senoreno says: Jun 12, 2014 6:29 PM

    Hindsight is 50/50.there’s a reason they didn’t resign him. He’s over the hill

  38. whatjusthapped says: Jun 12, 2014 6:31 PM

    This should prove embarrassing for Minnesota Viking fans if they are even capable of acknowledging embarrassment, which is difficult to believe when they keep buying tickets to watch that god awful football team.

    Williams is no fool, he wanted to play for a team with a QB but pretending to be interested in signing with the Vikings again just to create leverage. I bet he is relieved today knowing he can look forward to playing in meaningful games beyond Oct 15th.

    Meanwhile, the Viking’s fortunes for 2014 continue to point downward, not good for an already last place team .

  39. hillbillyjim says: Jun 12, 2014 6:33 PM

    If the raiders would of signed him it would of been for 13 million a year.

  40. Cortez>Sapp says: Jun 12, 2014 6:38 PM

    Good depth signing. Looks like he wanted the ring he NEVER would have gotten in Minnesota

  41. dethsupport says: Jun 12, 2014 6:40 PM

    I wanna sing with Seattle.

  42. beerbratscheese says: Jun 12, 2014 6:41 PM

    Vikings players aren’t as dumb as I thought they were. They know they need to sign with another team to have any shot at a Super Bowl ring.

  43. nosleeptilsb says: Jun 12, 2014 6:42 PM

    Welcome to the family! Forget playing in a NEW stadium, welcome to THE STADIUM!

  44. dethsupport says: Jun 12, 2014 6:44 PM

    It’s also laughable that you laud the players directly responsible for not winning a superbowl. Once a loser…

  45. dcviking says: Jun 12, 2014 6:47 PM

    Good Luck to KWil.

    Looks like the Seahawks finally might have another ex-Viking who will actually contribute to the team (aside from Heath Farwell — don’t be ashamed, look him up Seahawks fans).

  46. grubbyolebowski says: Jun 12, 2014 6:47 PM

    He may be a veteran player at the twilight of his career, but he wanted to sign with a WINNING team.

    Regardless if he ever takes a snap with Seattle, his main goal has been met. And that was to get out of Minnesota.

    Minnesota is a nice place to live and work, it is just too bad their pro football team continually sucks.. and that has their fan base so totally jealous and bitter…

  47. Satanic Hell Creature says: Jun 12, 2014 6:50 PM

    Seattle would sign Corky from Life Goes On to a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract…if he was a Viking at any point of his life.

  48. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 12, 2014 6:50 PM

    1) The poor old guy won’t be on the field all the time like he was with the viking.

    2) He will get rotated in the Seattle line up as a part time back up player.

    3) After all the fake crowd noise pumped into the vikings arena he should handle the real crowd noise in Seattle.

    4) A quality franchise like the Seahawks pay little for free agents while the vikings are forced to pay outrageous amounts. He will be paid as much as the vikings spent on Josh Freeman last season.

    5) The quality of life in Seattle surpasses that of the Twin Cities.

    6) He will get playoff money; virtually unheard of with vikings.

    7) He will be seen on national television now.

    He has to be laughing and singing the theme song to the Jeffersons.

  49. sdo4540 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:51 PM

    Once Ol Pete gets him jacked up on horse meth,he’ll probably be great.

  50. darkneptune73 says: Jun 12, 2014 6:54 PM

    I hope Williams realizes the Seahawks won’t repeat this year.

  51. admiralgeneralaladeen says: Jun 12, 2014 7:00 PM

    Good to see arrogance is still running thick among Seahawks and Packers fans.

  52. kuranda84 says: Jun 12, 2014 7:19 PM

    There is our new 5-tech on rushing downs.

  53. dynalee10 says: Jun 12, 2014 7:23 PM

    Wow I used to respect Seattle but after their SB win the arrogance is off the charts . Enjoy your big win it was a great run no doubt but now the coaches personality is taking over not only the team but the fans of the team as well . I look forwards to playing you this year ! Skolll Vikes !

  54. faepernick says: Jun 12, 2014 7:23 PM

    Seattle going 9-7 this year

  55. contra74isloosbuthole says: Jun 12, 2014 7:29 PM

    I didn’t know the Seahawks released all those guys. Good luck with that old dude.

  56. casurferho says: Jun 12, 2014 7:30 PM

    Great signing!!! Kevin is an all time Viking great! His body is breaking down! Seattle was the only place to go ans get good PEDS, HGH, and ROIDS, smart choice Kevin

  57. khmer379 says: Jun 12, 2014 7:31 PM

    Your a year late Kevin the hawks ain’t winning another SB anytime soon with that being said Seattle continue to take the Vikings leftover which is not shocking anymore cause without the Vikings castoff the seahawks kouldnt win a join toss let alone a SB😂😂😂

  58. sonofad says: Jun 12, 2014 7:35 PM

    Wows. Viking fans are some sore losers.

  59. dfwhawkguy says: Jun 12, 2014 7:36 PM

    The Seattle Seahawks: Getting the Vikings players SB rings one player at a time… cause no possible way they are ever getting one playing for the Vikings…

  60. fluffybunny74 says: Jun 12, 2014 7:38 PM

    Did the Wilf family members get rings from the last SB? If not, they probably should have.

  61. vikesfansteve says: Jun 12, 2014 7:42 PM

    We all know where your tongue is firmly planted, it’s the same place you talk out of.

  62. GenXJay says: Jun 12, 2014 7:50 PM

    …I do, however, condone his tenacity to break ShAaron Rodgers collarbone.

  63. bridgeh2o says: Jun 12, 2014 7:53 PM

    SHOCKING…….Vikings West on it again.

    Vikings West can’ wait till the real Vikes cut down their roster to 53……they are salivating right now.

    Is there ANYONE from the Vikes that Vikings west doesn’t love.

    Infatuation is an understatement.

    Dudes…..we fleeced you with Hutchinson years ago…..

    L E T I T G O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. jayblack073 says: Jun 12, 2014 7:54 PM

    All this seahawks hate reminds me of how they talk about the pats. Greatness is hated.

  65. chawkfan4life says: Jun 12, 2014 8:12 PM

    Seattle – Where former Vikings go to win Championships.

  66. vaughnjoe says: Jun 12, 2014 8:12 PM

    Hey Marshawn… Yeah about that extention you wanted… We have to talk…

  67. chawkfan4life says: Jun 12, 2014 8:12 PM

    I don’t think at this age he would be able to sustain high-level production as a full time starter, but as a rotational player on the D-line, I think he can still wreck havoc.

  68. iowamiah says: Jun 12, 2014 8:18 PM

    I never really minded the Seahawks. I always gave props to the fans that stuck by them for years. It sucks to see how all those fans are now so arrogant. I’m glad you won the Super Bowl, I really am, but come on. All this #dynasty garb. Win another one and I think you may some ground there, but one SB doesn’t make you a dynasty.

  69. wheezerswin says: Jun 12, 2014 8:23 PM

    As desperate as he was to keep playing, there was no way he would re sign with the celler dwellers

  70. dobberdubinsky says: Jun 12, 2014 8:32 PM

    Thanks for your years of service K-Wil, you will be missed. I’ve proudly been wearing a 93 jersey since you were a rookie, good luck with the PEDhawks!

  71. tokyofilthblaster says: Jun 12, 2014 8:33 PM

    The last place Vikings.

    Or the Superbowl champion Seahawks.

    Must have been a real difficult choice for Kevin.

  72. mediasloppy says: Jun 12, 2014 8:49 PM

    Vikings fans are NOT sore losers. 95% are happy and wish Williams all the best. He’s a great guy and team player.

    Unlike the Packers talking all their garbage and wanting to burn their Bret Farvre jerseys after they basically ran him out the backdoor with a bunch of conditions to never be able to play in the same division…

  73. sonofad says: Jun 12, 2014 8:57 PM

    Wows.

    Viking fans are definitely some sore losers.

  74. coldwater32301 says: Jun 12, 2014 9:00 PM

    The Seahawks are starting to resemble the Miami Heat with all these studs looking for Championships… Indeed….

  75. Derwin Worrell says: Jun 12, 2014 9:05 PM

    Nice pickup, Hawks!

  76. fballguy says: Jun 12, 2014 9:07 PM

    Can’t wait to see Stacy/Mason/Cunningham run him over.

  77. lnfinite says: Jun 12, 2014 9:15 PM

    Good luck to him even if he rides the bench all season.

  78. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 12, 2014 9:24 PM

    Williams was washed up 2 years ago. FACT

  79. ketch20too says: Jun 12, 2014 9:49 PM

    Should help cushion the loss of Bryant. Think he will be the one most missed by the D. NFC is going to vicious this year and whoever represents the conference should cake walk over the AFC again in the next SB.

  80. khmer379 says: Jun 12, 2014 10:04 PM

    Vikings fan ain’t sore loser Seattle is they’re signing all the vikings castoff to piss of the vikings for the Hutchinson poison pill BS #Facts

  81. khmer379 says: Jun 12, 2014 10:12 PM

    And since the Vikings are supposedly a farm klub to the Hawks imagine how your team Be without us? Don’t bite the hand that feed you Seattle lol

  82. raiderapologist says: Jun 12, 2014 10:18 PM

    He’s better than Sharrif Floyd.

  83. beerndrums says: Jun 12, 2014 10:40 PM

    I remember a while back when all the Patriot fans swore he was gonna sign with those cheaters

  84. thevikes99 says: Jun 12, 2014 11:49 PM

    I wish him the best he is a class act guy. To bad players get older & then can’t afford them with the cap. Good pick up for rotation Seattle.

  85. realitycheckbaby says: Jun 12, 2014 11:51 PM

    Congrats for finally making the bigs!!

  86. bzillaz says: Jun 13, 2014 12:20 AM

    It worked out well for Winfield…….lol!

  87. 209erfan says: Jun 13, 2014 2:31 AM

    Seattle needed to do somethin… if mcdaniel or mebane were to go down they really wouldnt have much left… so hate to say it but its a solid signing on their part… but its also if williams has anything left in the tank and thats a big if

  88. kmossg says: Jun 13, 2014 5:28 AM

    Never thought packers fans and Seahawks fans would get along so well after the fail mary

  89. singletrack74 says: Jun 13, 2014 10:09 AM

    SEA….HAWKS!!!!!

  90. gbmickey says: Jun 13, 2014 10:23 AM

    The reason Packer fans and Seahawk fans came together is pretty obvious. The Viking posters spout off continually like they have actually won something or are actually good. They go from article to article insulting people and now are getting their just desserts. You know what they say about stones and glass houses.

  91. chawkfan4life says: Jun 13, 2014 1:40 PM

    You Vikings fans are making me lol….

    Do you guys really think each time the Seahawks sign a former Viking it’s because of the Hutch poison pill? Do you really think Pete Carroll and John Schneider would base their personnel decision based on something that happened 8 years ago with the previous regime? Yeah, that sounds like a solid way to build a Championship team.

    The Burleson signing was a revenge signing and Holmgren said as much. Outside of that, the rest have been sound personnel decisions based on team need.

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