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Minnesota Vikings

Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams - #93 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 311 lbs.
Birthday 08/16/1980
Birthplace Arkadelphia, AR
College Oklahoma State
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 1st round, 9th pick by Vikings


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Defensive front gives Vikings edge again

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings' defensive line has been a big reason for their early-season success.

Vikings trying to balance between present, future

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Vikings are trying to strike a balance between keeping veterans and younger players as they start to formulate the eventual 53-man roster.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
The Lions will need to get their run game going against the Vikings' strong run defense in order to take pressure off of Matthew Stafford, writes Christian West.

Vikings-Broncos matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Broncos game.

Vikings stock report: Week 12

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Here are the players whose stock is going up and down for the Vikings following their 24-14 loss to the Falcons.

Vikings players of the week: Week 12

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Which players stood out in the Vikings 24-14 loss to the Falcons Sunday?

Vikings hoping leaders playing for jobs

Posted Nov. 24, 2011 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
The Vikings' veterans all but have admitted the team is toast for this season, which will lead to major roster changes in 2012.

Vikings-Falcons matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Falcons game.

Vikings stock report: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
LB Erin Henderson is rising and DT Kevin Williams is falling in the Vikings' Week Eight stock report.

Vikings 60-second rant: Defense exposed Sunday night

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
A week after praising the defense for its early-season start, the Vikings' "D" was exposed by the Bears Sunday night.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
If the Vikings' front seven keeps stuffing the run as well as it has in recent weeks, Matt Forté's production could dip.

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 08, 2011 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game.

DT Williams officially returns to Vikings

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
DT Kevin Williams has served his two-game suspension and was activated to the Vikings' 53-man roster.

NFL suspends StarCaps users two games

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Vikings DT Kevin Williams, Saints DE Will Smith and free-agent DL Pat Williams and Charles Grant for the first two games of the season and docked them two game checks.

Lockout limbo: Vikings report

Posted May 26, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in a state of limbo thanks to the lingering lockout, we take a look at where things stand with the Vikings.


Posted Sept. 02, 2011
Williams has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, ending a three-year court fight.||||||| The league announced the suspension on Friday, nine days before the Vikings open the season at San Diego on Sept. 11. Williams was initially suspended for four games before the court struggle ensued, but the league reduced that suspension and fined Williams an additional two game checks.
Posted Aug. 29, 2011
Williams returned to practice Monday and says he will likely have to deal with pain in his left foot all season.||||||| Williams saw a specialist last week for plantar fasciitis and did not play in the preseason game against Dallas on Saturday night. He will almost assuredly sit out the preseason finale against Houston on Thursday night to rest up for the season opener at San Diego on Sept. 11.
Posted Aug. 22, 2011
Williams has a foot injury, and the team wants him to see a specialist.||||||| Williams didn't practice Monday and wore a protective sleeve on his right leg. He said he was just resting. But head coach Leslie Frazier said Williams has had trouble pushing off his foot, which has bothered him for the last few weeks.
Posted July 31, 2011
Williams says he has not heard from the NFL about a possible suspension stemming from a weight loss supplement he took three years ago.||||||| Williams and former teammate Pat Williams had been embroiled in a long court fight over their positive tests for the banned diuretic bumetanide in 2008. They argued that the supplement StarCaps did not include the ingredient on its label.
Posted Feb. 08, 2011
The Minnesota Appeals Court says it won't permanently block the NFL from suspending Minnesota Vikings defensive tackles Williams and Pat Williams.||||||| The players have long fought their four-game suspensions for violating the NFL's anti-doping policy. They tested positive for the banned diuretic bumetanide in 2008.