50-50 chance Williams Wall is reunited

Popular thinking was the Williams Wall was done after this last season.

Pat Williams, the 38-year-old run-stuffing veteran, finished his contract with the Minnesota Vikings. Few expected him to return and he even said “trust” was an issue with the situation.

Now, Williams says it’s 50/50 if he will return to the Vikings. Of course, both Pat Williams and Kevin Williams will have to sit out the first four games of the season as they’ll finally serve suspensions for the nearly neverending StarCaps case.

Pat Williams, attending the boxing debut of Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards Friday night, told Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that coach Leslie Frazier reached out to him during the brief 24-hour lifting of the NFL lockout last month.

It’s just guys up in the office, man," Pat Williams said. "You know how the front office is. It’s just certain guys up in the office. I don’t have a problem with Coach Frazier. Me and Coach Frazier talked. We talked a lot of times. It’s just people up in the office, man. With a lockout going on now, it’s all the same. Business."

Pat Williams is working his way back from a torn left triceps. Kevin Williams is rehabbing following arthroscopic knee surgery.

“With all this (lockout talk) going on maybe they’ll forget about (the four-game suspensions) and we can go on with our regular work," Kevin Williams joked. "If it happens, it happens. I found a great place to work out in Little Rock (Ark.). I’ll be there getting ready and see you in Week 5 if that’s the case.”

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