Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams (93) looks on prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: DT Kevin Williams Wants The Patriots To Sign Him?


Coming into this offseason, one of the weaker areas of this Patriots team was the defensive line. There was a lot of uncertainty surrounding Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly was coming off of a big injury, and behind them, there was a bunch of young guys with not too much experience.

However as of right now, I might go as far as saying that the defensive line is now a strength for New England. Wilfork is set to return, hopefully Kelly’s knee injury has healed, but more importantly, they went out and drafted Dominique Easley in the first round of the draft. Easley brings an element of explosion to the table for the Pats, which is something that is essential in today’s NFL.

That brings us to former Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams. Yesterday, when asked if playing in New England would be a good idea, he responded by telling the Pats to “look me up”.

Asked by USA Today’s Tom Pelissero if the Patriots might be a good fit, Williams expressed an interest in teaming up with Vince Wilfork.

“Well, give them a call,” Williams said. “Tell them to look me up.”

Williams of course was at one time one of the best defensive tackles in the game, but at this point in his career, I don’t know if he has much left in the tank. As Chris Wesseling points out, the minimum that New England would have to pay Williams would be $535,000 more than they would have to pay a rookie, which is a lot of money for a 33 year old tackle.

Should the Pats go after Williams? Sound off in the comments section with your opinion.

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  • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

    The cost seems reasonable for a veteran DT with a lot of experience especially if Kelly, Armstead, or Wilfork are not fully healed and ready to go….bring him in and see if he still has the talent to be a good depth player.

    • Cyrus Geller

      Yup, was in for a visit today. We’ll see what happens.

  • Willy

    Given his production last season I dont understand how anyone can say he’s done or question whether he still has anything in the tank. I would love for Bill to sign him but I dont think he will UNLESS they cant get Easley under contract. Williams saying he wants to play for X means little until that team calls him, so far his phone is silent.

    • Cyrus Geller

      Can never have enough depth at defensive tackle. That’s for sure.