Williams has been fined $21,000 each by the NFL for unnecessary roughness in Week 1.|||||||
Williams made helmet-to-helmet contact with Jimmy Graham when the Saints tight end was defenseless with about three minutes remaining in Sunday's game at New Orleans.
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent cornerback Carlos Rogers and safety Madieu Williams to one-year contracts.|||||||
Williams played for Minnesota the last three seasons but was largely a disappointment with the Vikings after joining the team following a four-year stay in Cincinnati. Williams, who was due to make $5.4 million this season, made 50 tackles with one interception last year.
The Minnesota Vikings have released starting safety Madieu Williams as their official roster moves start to take shape.|||||||
The Vikings announced the moves Thursday. Williams spent three seasons in Minnesota, but was largely a disappointment after signing a big-money deal to come over from Cincinnati in 2008. Williams had 75 total tackles and one interception last season. He was due to make $5.4 million this season. The Vikings are up against the salary cap and needed to cut Williams to save money.
Williams is on injured reserve due to a concussion.|||||||
The Vikings close the season Sunday at Detroit in Brett Favre's last game.
Williams was active Sunday's game against Tampa Bay despite a shoulder injury that limited him in practice this week.|||||||
Coach Brad Childress said Friday that Williams's shoulder condition is unrelated to the neck problem that kept him out of the first seven games of the season. Williams was hurt Wednesday when he fell hard on his shoulder during the special teams portion of practice, but apparently was healthy enough to play Sunday.