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.
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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.