Kevin Williams would like a contract extension

Kevin Williams would love a new deal with the Minnesota Vikings that would ensure he finishes his career with the franchise.

But he’s not certain at this point if the club feels the same way. The Vikings defensive tackle approached the team about a new deal this offseason, according to Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The six-time Pro Bowl performer turns 32 next month and will make $7 million this season. Per Fowler, Williams also has a two-year option for 2013 and 2014 at a total of nearly $17 million. So, the Vikings could appease Williams, pick up a pricy option or let Williams explore the free-agent market after this season. For a rebuilding club, that will be an interesting decision. You want quality players that have performed well to be an example for others. But the Vikings also have to be careful sinking big money into older players.

“They might not feel the same way,” Williams said. “We have a lot of things to take care of between now and then. My main thing is to have a good year and whatever happens after that happens after that.”

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