The New York Giants met with free agent defensive tackle Kevin Williams (Minnesota Vikings) for two days in mid-April, but the six-time Pro Bowler eventually left without a deal. However, Williams admitted earlier this week that Big Blue "remains in the mix" for his services, but also noted that he's not willing to play a 12th NFL season on a minimum deal.
“If it’s not worth the risk of going back out there, I can’t say I’ll do it," Williams told the Pioneer Press. “I don’t see it at this point [taking a low-value deal], but you never know."
Rather than taking a low-value deal, Williams says he'd be content to call it a career, hang up his cleats and happily walk off into the sunset.
“Oh, yeah," Williams added. “I’m not one of those guys that’s afraid to go home. I’m comfortable going home."
In 11 seasons, all with the Vikings, Williams has 60 career sacks in 171 games played. In 2013, Williams had 29 tackles and 3.5 sacks with an interception in 15 games for Minnesota. In Williams' first two seasons in the league, he amounted for 22 sacks when he was considered one of the top defensive tackles in the entire NFL.
Now at the tail-end of his NFL career, he's not at the top of his game like he once was several years ago, but he's still got enough in the tank to be a solid run-stopper and pass-rusher playing alongside another veteran in Cullen Jenkins and could serve as a mentor for second-year tackle Johnathan Hankins.
In addition to the Giants, Williams has also met with the Seattle Seahawks and "a few other teams" that remain anonymous.
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