Kevin Williams tells SiriusXM he's recently talked with the Vikings
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Kevin Williams wants a deal done soon and he's kept the Minnesota Vikings in the mix, he told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday.
Williams, who turns 34 in August, has been a free agent since the Vikings let him walk in March after spending his first 11 seasons in the NFL with Minnesota.
Williams told co-hosts Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon that he's aiming to get a new contract in "the next week or two" as teams wrap up the final phase of the offseason before training camp.
Williams' exit was part of a retooling for the Vikings' defensive line as they let Williams and Jared Allen walk, while cutting Letroy Guion. Minnesota signed nose tackle Linval Joseph, defensive tackle Tom Johnson and added rookie Shamar Stephen through the draft.
However, if Williams' top priorities are winning and quarterback play -- the Vikings are up against stiff competition in the Super Bowl champion Seahawks and New England Patriots. It's possible Williams is keeping Minnesota in the loop as a courtesy to the team he played with for more than a decade.
Minnesota currently boasts Joseph, Fred Evans, Johnson and 2013 first-round pick Sharrif Floyd as an internal defensive line rotation. Other options on the roster include Stephen, Chase Baker, Kheeston Randall and undrafted free agent Isame Faciane.