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Kevin Williams Still In Mix With Vikings?

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It has been a while since we heard anything about defensive tackle Kevin Williams, a man who (to this point) has never worn an NFL uniform that wasn't purple and gold. After his contract expired following the 2013 season, the big man has been exploring the free agency waters, and his return was thought to be unlikely after the moves the Vikings have made this off-season.

However, according to SiriusXM NFL Radio, it may not be time to shut the door on Williams' career in Minnesota after all.

Since being selected with the 7th 8th 9th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, Kevin Williams has been an outstanding player for the Minnesota Vikings. He's made the Pro Bowl six times and been named a first-team All-Pro five times. He has collected 60 quarterback sacks and even racked up five interceptions over that time.

With newly-acquired Linval Joseph in the mix and the team wanting to give more time/opportunities to second-year man Sharrif Floyd (who was drafted to eventually be Williams' successor), Williams would have to agree to be more of a rotational/situational player if he were to return to Minnesota. However, based on the fact that we're just six weeks away from the start of Training Camp and the big man is still unemployed, that might be a sacrifice he's willing to make if he wants to be on the field in 2014.

What do you think about Kevin Williams potentially being back in a reduced role?

EDIT: We now have the audio of this interview for your listening pleasure.