Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.


Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.


Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.


Ex-Vikings DT Kevin Williams joins the Seahawks

Posted by: Matt Vensel under Vikings, Super Bowl, Kevin Williams Updated: June 12, 2014 - 7:11 PM

Former Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams said in a radio interview two days ago that he was still speaking with the Vikings about a potential return. Those conversations are now over.

Williams has agreed to one-year contract with the Seahawks, the team announced on Twitter.

After the Vikings allowed Williams to reach free agency, the 33-year-old first visited with the Giants and then the Seahawks in April. He recently visited the Patriots. And in an interview this week with SiriusXM NFL Radio, he said the Vikings "might be trying to ease back into the picture."

That supposed interest was a little surprising considering the Vikings say they are happy with the depth and talent they have on the defensive line after overhauling it during a busy offseason.

In that same radio interview, Williams said he would like to join a team with a good quarterback and a chance to win. One would think Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champs fit the bill.

Williams, who last offseason talked about coming to grips with the fact that he was in the twilight of his fine career, had a career-low 29 tackles last season with 3.5 sacks and one interception.

Williams, a first-round pick in 2003, was selected to six Pro Bowls in his 11 years in Minnesota. He finished his Vikings career with 463 tackles, 60 sacks, five interceptions and seven forced fumbles.

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