Kevin Williams Is Back!

May 29, 2013; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams (93) adjusts his helmet at the Minnesota Vikings OTA at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams has finally resumed practicing with the team.  We haven’t seen Williams in action since Week 3 of the preseason against the San Francisco 49ers.  He was injured on a low block from 49ers guard Joe Looney on a play that was considered dirty by some.

May 29, 2013; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams (93) laughs with head coach Leslie Frazier at the Minnesota Vikings OTA at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

May 29, 2013; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams (93) laughs with head coach Leslie Frazier at the Minnesota Vikings OTA at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

With that in the past, Williams is ready to look forward to week 2 of the Vikings season.  It is expected that he will play in that game against the Chicago Bears.  In Williams’ place, rookie Sharrif Floyd was holding down fort last week against the Detroit Lions.  The Vikings missed Williams’ experience in that game where the defensive line failed to get pressure on quarterback Matt Stafford.  Sharrif Floyd will be regulated to backup duties when Williams returns.

There is no doubting Kevin Williams’ ability.  The 10 year veteran is one of the premier defensive tackles in the league. Williams is a 6-time Pro Bowler and 5-time All-Pro.  He should be able to step back in and help this Vikings defense immediately if he is fully healed from his injury.

Topics: Kevin Williams, Minnesota Vikings, Sharrif Floyd

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