Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams (93) looks on prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Williams Signs With Seattle Seahawks

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The ‘Hawks have a new acquisition on defense. Kevin Williams decided to sign with the Seattle Seahawks rather than the New England Patriots, who were also interested in him.

This deal is very similar to that of Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril.  Like Avril and Bennett, Kevin Williams remained a free agent for a lengthy amount of time before eventually signing with the ‘Hawks.

Seattle will hope that he is able to perform at the same high level he has been able to in the past. This acquisition will add some depth at the defensive tackle position.

Williams will likely play behind the likes of Brandon Mebane and Tony McDaniel, who both had good showings last season.  Williams was a starter for Minnesota last year and saw 700 snaps.  It is unlikely he will see that kind of playing time for the Seahawks, but defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has proven he knows a thing or two about rotating defenders in and out of sets to make the team more effective as a whole.

Stopping the run was something the Seahawks labeled as an area in need of improvement.  The addition of Kevin Williams will certainly provide that burst of energy and strength the team needs in the middle of the defensive line to slow down run-heavy offenses.

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  • Peter Smith

    I thought we would be pretty stout with Mebane, McDaniel, Jordan Hill and Jesse Williams… but hell, why not make a really good bunch even better?? I assume this will limit Hill’s snaps in the rotation more than anyone else. Could be fun seeing Jesse Williams and Kevin Williams lined up next to each other too… :)