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Updated: June 18th, 2014 3:49pm
GM Spielman releases statement thanking Kevin Williams

GM Spielman releases statement thanking Kevin Williams

by Derek Wetmore
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Kevin Williams was one of the best Vikings players in a generation that had some good ones. 

Now that he's a member of the Seattle Seahawks, the Vikings released a statement from General Manager Rick Spielman thanking Williams.

Here's what it said:

"Kevin Williams earned a place in Vikings history and continued the proud tradition of great defensive linemen to wear purple. Kevin's work ethic, humility and team-first approach is a model for younger players. A 6-time Pro Bowler and 5-time 1st-Team All-Pro, Kevin was honored as an NFL All-Decade player for the 2000s along with a spot on the 50 Greatest Vikings squad. We wish him the best and will always count him as a member of the Vikings family."

For a video and a photo gallery tribute, here's a link to the Vikings site.

The Vikings wrap up mandatory minicamp Thursday, then take a 5-week break before reporting to training camp in Mankato.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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