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Updated: January 7th, 2013 1:26pm
If Vikings ask Kevin Williams to redo deal, 'we'll work something out'

If Vikings ask Kevin Williams to redo deal, 'we'll work something out'

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Kevin Williams says he hasn't given much thought to restructuring his contract.

But the veteran defensive tackle hinted on Monday he'd be willing to listen if the Minnesota Vikings approach him about it.

"I'm not going to worry about it," Williams said. "We'll work something out if that comes up. But I haven't given it much thought."

Williams, 32, has two years remaining on the contract extension he signed in March 2007, with a base salary of $7 million and a $500,000 workout bonus each season.

That's a steep price for a declining player, albeit a six-time Pro Bowl selection who has meant a lot to the organization that selected him in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

"That's up to those guys," Williams said. "I plan on being here. I don't make that decision."

Williams was credited with 42 tackles (22 solo) this season -- the lowest total in his 10-year career. He also was credited with two sacks, 18 quarterback hurries, two passes defended and two forced fumbles.

Asked if it's a priority to finish his career with the Vikings, Williams smiled and said, "Would love to, but, you know ... I'll just leave it at that."

Either way, Williams intends to play in 2013 and beyond. He didn't have any surgeries after last season and was relatively healthy this season, too.

He has missed only four games in his career -- two in 2005 because of injury and two in 2011, when he served his long-delayed StarCaps suspension.

"Maybe two to three more years would be good," Williams said. "Hopefully, the body will hold up until then and to be able to still do it at a high level, that might be the max."

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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