Kevin Williams may not be done with the Vikings afterall


Longtime Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams is still looking for a new team, but he might not have to go far if what he told Sirius XM Radio is true.

“We had several talks since [head coach Mike Zimmer has] been there," Williams said, as reported by the Star Tribune. "They just felt they were going to try to go younger, but still they talked to [my agent] lately and they might be trying to ease back into the picture. We’ll know more maybe as the week goes on.”

Matt Vensel says it's a bit of a surprise to hear about Williams talking to the Vikings. Minnesota bolstered its defensive line after the departure of Williams and Jared Allen, who signed with the Bears, by inking deals with Linval Joseph, Tom Johnson, Corey Wootten, and drafting nose tackle Shamar Stephen.

Williams told Sirius XM's Rich Gannon and Bruce Murray that he believes he would be a good fit for a team that rotates its defensive linemen – like the Vikings did last season.

The 33-year-old reportedly made a free-agent visit with the Patriots last week.

Williams recently said he's not afraid to retire if he can't catch on with a team that pays him a fair contract and has a chance to win.

“If it’s not worth the risk of going back out there, I can’t say I’ll do it,” Williams told the Pioneer Press in May. “I don’t see (taking a low-value deal) at this point, but you never know.”

However, money isn't a big deal based on what he said today.

Stay tuned for more.

Next Up

Mike Lindell, My Pillow CEO.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has Twitter account 'permanently suspended'

The move was taken by Twitter due to apparent violations of its Civic Integrity Policy.

coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

Minnesota confirms America's 1st case of Brazil P.1 COVID strain

The strain was found in a Twin Cities metro resident who recently traveled to Brazil.


Gov. Walz announces education plan aimed at eliminating disparities

The plan covers seven categories, including closing the racial education gap and improving opportunities in rural Minnesota

Tax forms

Charges: Otsego cleaning business underreported sales

An Otsego woman is accused of owing more than $20,500 in sales tax, penalties and interest.

Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 2.58.26 PM

Walz gives vaccine providers 3-day, 7-day deadlines to use doses

Those that don't use their allocation will be given less in the future.


Border officers seize more than $550K in counterfeit designer goods

The shipments of fake goods were seized on Jan. 22.

Landfill plastic bags

4 Twin Cities landfills seek to expand capacity

This comes as the area's waste-to-energy facilities are operating at capacity.

Marcus Carr

3 of 10 finalists for NCAA's top point guard award have MN ties

Not a bad way to represent the State of... Basketball?

Justice, court

Minnesota grants unconditional pardon to grandmother facing deportation

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the first full pardon granted by the state in 35 years.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota changes vaccine appointment process, here's what to know

Walz also announced plans for a mass vaccination event at Xcel Energy Center.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 25

The latest figures from MDH have been released.