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Kevin Williams: Rick Spielman Wants Me Back

Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

For quite a while now, we've been expecting that Minnesota Vikings' defensive tackle (and current elder statesman) Kevin Williams was done in Minnesota, as he will become a free agent at 3 PM Central time on Tuesday.

Well. . .not so fast.

According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Williams has gotten indications from Vikings' general manager Rick Spielman that he'd like the 11-year veteran back in Minnesota in 2014.

"I wouldn't rule it out," Williams said. "I would like to come back, but I'll have to see if it's a fit for both of us. I talked to Rick a couple of times and he said he wants me back. I have to see what the coaching staff is going to want (with Mike Zimmer in his first season as head coach)."

While Williams' play may have declined slightly over the past few seasons, he's still shown the ability to play the defensive tackle position at a high level.

One has to wonder whether or not Williams' coming back may be connected to his willingness to play the nose tackle position. Despite stating that it isn't really his preference, he spent some time at the position last year and performed relatively well, including a monster game against the Washington Redskins on Thursday Night Football. The Vikings also have Sharrif Floyd waiting in the wings, and they didn't draft him in 2013 to carry Williams' clubs indefinitely. It stands to reason that if KW were to come back to Minnesota that he would be spending additional time at the nose tackle position in order to give Floyd some more snaps as his natural 3-technique spot.

What do you folks think? Would you like to see Kevin Williams come back in purple next season?