The Vikings have been looking to add depth at defensive tackle, especially since there is still a chance that Kevin and Pat Williams still could have to serve four games suspensions in 2010. This led to the Vikings to check on the availability of Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Corey Williams during last week's scouting combine in Indianapolis.
Well, Williams is likely going to end up in the NFC North but it won't be with the Vikings. Instead, the Browns have worked out an agreement to trade Williams to the Detroit Lions. ESPN reports the proposed trade would involve a low-round draft pick going to Cleveland.
Williams, a former Green Bay Packer, must pass a physical before the trade is complete. The Vikings likely would have had more interest in Williams had he been cut by the Browns. Cleveland was looking to move him because he was due a $1.7 million roster bonus in March and a $4.2 million base salary in 2010.
Williams is represented by local agent Blake Baratz, who runs his own sports agency called the Institute for Athletes.