The Bengals are reportedly negotiating this weekend with Madieu Williams, but indications are the safety may end up going to free agency. And it looks like the Vikings will be on him if he does. Leslie Frazier is apparently a big fan of Williams from when he was defensive coordinator for the Bengals.
Williams was drafted by the Bengals out of Maryland in the second round in 2004, and had a decent rookie season with 3 picks. He was hurt for much of ’05, then came back in ’06 with another 3-interception year. He missed 3 games in ’07 with various injuries, and ended up with 74 tackles and 2 picks.
Williams is intriguing. At the very least, I think he would be an upgrade over Tank Williams.