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Madieu Williams

Madieu Williams - #41 - S

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 209 lbs.
Birthday 10/18/1981
Birthplace Freetown, Si
College Maryland
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 2nd round, 24th pick by Bengals

Key matchup: Cowboys WR Dez Bryant vs. Redskins' secondary

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
He might be a Pro Bowl snub, but Cowboys WR Dez Bryant might be the hottest receiver in football. Can the Redskins stop him?

Key matchup: Eagles QB Nick Foles vs. Redskins pass defense

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
In Thursday's key matchup, we take a look at the Redskins' key battle with the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Redskins expect better returns at safety

Posted June 17, 2012 @ 11:08 a.m. ET
The Redskins know their safety questions will not be answered until training camp and the preseason, but they feel better about what they have.

Redskins add S Williams

Posted April 10, 2012 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
The Redskins, who lost a pair of safeties earlier in the offseason, added veteran depth at the position by agreeing to terms with free-agent FS Madieu Williams.

49ers agree on one-year deal with S Williams

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The 49ers and ex-Vikings S Madieu Williams have agreed on a one-year deal, agent Kenny Zuckerman told PFW Monday.

Vikings positional analysis: Defensive backs

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
In the eighth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Vikings’ personnel entering the 2011 offseason, we analyze Minnesota’s defensive backs.

Vikings' Madieu Williams named Walter Payton Man of the Year

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Vikings S Madieu Williams was named the 2010 recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Finalists for Payton award honored

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 5:12 p.m. ET
Two of the three finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award and members of Payton's family were on hand for a ceremony honoring the finalists Friday.

Asomugha, Idonije and Williams are finalists for Man of Year award

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha, Bears DE Israel Idonije and Vikings FS Madieu Williams are the three finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Defensive changes may be afoot for Vikings

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
Whether or not Leslie Frazier returns as head coach, you can expect some new faces on the Vikings' defense next season.

Vikings-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup in Sunday's Packers-Vikings game in Green Bay.

Injuries leave Lions scrambling at linebacker

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Injuries to DeAndre Levy and Landon Johnson have left the Lions thin at linebacker.

Frazier thinks Vikings have their safeties

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
When asked if the Vikings have two starting safeties, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said, "We think we do."


Posted Sept. 14, 2012
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.
Posted Aug. 03, 2011
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.
Posted July 28, 2011
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.
Posted Jan. 02, 2011
Williams is on injured reserve due to a concussion.||||||| The Vikings close the season Sunday at Detroit in Brett Favre's last game.
Posted Nov. 14, 2008
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.