Kevin Williams still talking to the Vikings

Veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams is still talking with the Minnesota Vikings.

And the six-time Pro Bowl selection has previously visited the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants.

"He went through the roster and basically explained where I could fit in with those guys," Williams told Sirius XM NFL Radio regarding his talk with Patriots coach Bill Belichick. "They had a lot of injuries and they have some veteran guys coming off of injuries that play tackle, and I would have a chance to compete for a position there. Either way, we'd have a good rotation and have a chance to win some games."

Williams' agent has been talking with the Vikings, too.

"They might be trying to ease back in the picture," Williams said. "We'll know more maybe as the week goes on. My main criteria has really been having a chance to win and playing with a proven quarterback. Those things are huge when you get older, you want to have that chance to get in the dance and just be there to have a chance at the end of the season.

"You don't want to take that beating all year to just go home for another offseason.  The game in the trenches is tough enough as it is, and to not be playing for something at the end is tough at this point."

Williams, 33, has had trouble finding a job mostly because he may want to be paid more than teams are willing to offer.

He wasn't immediately signed to a contract.

For his career, he has 463 tackles, 60 sacks, five interceptins and seven forced fumbles.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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