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Vikings announce Kevin Williams out this week

Posted by Darin Gantt on September 6, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT

AP

A dirty hit in the second half of a meaningless preseason game will cost Kevin Williams at least one week.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told reporters after practice that Williams would not be able to play Sunday against the Lions.

Williams […]

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, […]

Floyd practicing, Williams not as Vikings begin regular season routine

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Coach Leslie Frazier said there was ‘a chance’ that veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams would be ready for the Minnesota Vikings regular season opener at the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Sept. 8.

That chance may have taken a hit as Williams was not at practice on Monday.

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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 […]

Joe Looney says he’s not a dirty player

Posted by Darin Gantt on August 27, 2013, 7:52 AM EDT

AP

Joe Looney knows what it looks like, which is why he wanted to try to clear his name.

The 49ers backup guard, who dove at the knee of Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams Sunday night, said he meant no harm.

“I tried […]