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Kevin Williams returns, makes one change to Vikings' inactives

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — Minnesota Vikings veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams will return from a hyperextension and bone-bruised right knee that has held him out of all but two practices since Aug. 25.

Williams, 33, hopes to bolster a defense that allowed a combined 283 yards to Detroit Lions running backs Joique Bell and […]

Pregame: Battles in the trenches matter most in Vikings-Bears

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings’ victory at the Detroit Lions last season is their only NFC North road win in the last 10 road trips.

Quarterback Christian Ponder’s lone division road victory wasn’t of his own volition, as he threw for just 111 yards and was backed up by special teams […]

Kevin Williams to miss first game from injury since 2005

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams will miss his first NFL game due to injury since 2005 as he is still sidelined with a hyperextension and bone bruise in his right knee.

In 10 seasons, Williams has missed only four games — two from a suspension in 2011 and […]

Vikings DT Kevin Williams Out For Opener

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been ruled out for the season opener Sunday against Detroit.

Coach Leslie Frazier said on Friday that Williams was not able to practice all week. The coach believes his star defensive tackle is close to returning, but not quite ready to play.

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Kevin Williams misses practice again, playing chances decreasing

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams hasn’t thrown on pads and practiced since the Aug. 25 hyperextension and bone contusion to his knee after San Francisco 49ers guard Joe Looney threw an unexpected low block when Williams wasn’t looking.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Williams had no ligament damage, which […]

Vikings Say Hit On Kevin Williams Was Dirty

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Williams appears to have avoided disaster on a hit to his right knee that could’ve done much more damage.

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he is hopeful to have his star defensive tackle on the field for the season opener in Detroit, but that […]

Jared Allen says NFL can 'fine me' for comments on hit to Williams

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen expressed disappointment in the NFL after Tuesday’s practice, even welcoming the league to fine him for his comments on the hit to defensive tackle Kevin Williams.

On Sunday, Williams was unexpectedly hit at the knees by San Francisco 49ers guard Joe […]

Frazier: 'There's a chance' Kevin Williams makes a week one return

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — San Francisco 49ers’ guard Joe Looney said he “wasn’t trying to take a cheap shot” when he cut an unaware Kevin Williams at the knees during Sunday’s preseason loss.

But that’s not how the Vikings see it.

Linebackers Chad Greenway and Desmond Bishop both said on Tuesday […]