July 28, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Vikings' Kevin Williams retires
The Minnesota Vikings have signed five-time All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams to a one-day contract so he can formally retire as a member of the team. The Vikings announced the news Wednesday. Williams will finalize his retirement Thursday after 13 seasons, including 11 with Minnesota. He was signed to a one-day contract. Taken with the ninth pick in the 2003 draft by the Vikings from Oklahoma State, Williams is eighth in team history with 60 sacks. His 171 regular-season starts are the most all time by a Vikings defensive tackle, and his five interceptions are tied for the most by a defensive tackle in NFL history. Williams played for NFC champion Seattle in 2014 and New Orleans in 2015. He was picked for six Pro Bowls.