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Kevin Williams Set To Pass Alan Page In Vikings Record Book On Sunday

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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Eleven years ago, Kevin Williams played his first NFL snap against the San Francisco 49ers. 317 tackles, 56.5 sacks, 5 interceptions and 158 starts later Kevin Williams stands to set a Minnesota Vikings record this Sunday against Cleveland […]

Lions' defensive front dominant in victory over Vikings

By Patra, Kevin

The curtains closed on the comedy of errors at Ford Field on Sunday with a 34-24 Detroit Lions victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

In a game highlighted by a combined six turnovers and 16 penalties for 140 yards, the two NFC North combatants traded turns making mental mistakes.

One of the most […]

Kevin Williams Misses Another Practice For The Minnesota Vikings

By Joseph Gunther

For just the second time in his 11-year NFL career, Kevin Williams may not play due to an injury.

The 33-year-old former first round draft pick recorded two tackles, a pass deflection and a sack against the San Francisco 49ers, before a blindside, low block looked bad. Williams avoided a serious injury, […]

Desmond Bishop passes first audition, awaits second on Thursday

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The longest look of any non-starter in the Minnesota Vikings defense went to linebacker Desmond Bishop during Sunday’s preseason loss at the San Francisco 49ers.

Bishop led the team with eight tackles, four for a one-yard-or-less gain, on 33 plays at the weak-side or nickel linebacker role.

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Special Teams Notebook: Battle For Punt-Returner; Progress Reports On Webb, Locke

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Sam Ekstrom | KFAN.com @SamEkstrom

Minneapolis, MN – As the preseason enters its second half, the Vikings’ position battles begin to look a little clearer.

As one might expect, there are spots to be taken on special teams, including the punt-return job. According to special teams coordinator […]

Vikings sign rookie defensive lineman Spencer Nealy

A day after releasing cornerback Jacob Lacey, the Minnesota Vikings announced the signing of rookie defensive lineman Spencer Nealy.

Nealy, 22, went undrafted in April after finishing his senior season at Texas A&M with 42 tackles, two sacks and three pass deflections.

Nealy (6-3, 285) tried out for the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free […]

Notebook: Sharrif Floyd OK after leaving because of knee injury

MINNEAPOLIS — This was the type of scare the Minnesota Vikings did not need.

With 6 minutes, 55 seconds left in the second quarter of the team’s preseason opener on Friday night against Houston at the Metrodome, first-round pick Sharrif Floyd went to the turf and did not get up after a 2-yard carry by […]

Kevin Williams disagrees with Leslie Frazier’s snap count limit

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams will likely see decreased playing time, around 35 snaps per game.

To Williams, who turns 33 this month and took a $2.5 million paycut when he restructured his contract in the offseason, that’s not ideal.

“It’s low. That’s low,” […]

Greenway: ‘I’m Not Where I Need To Be’

By: Joe Nelson | KFAN.com @JoeNelsonKFAN

Mankato, MN – Fill in the blank: An injury to __________ would most debilitating to the Vikings in 2013.

The obvious answer is Adrian Peterson. Losing the MVP of the league would be a crushing blow to any team, but what if the best linebacker on the team […]

Kevin Williams could see playing time cut nearly in half this season

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier said after Monday morning’s walkthrough that veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams’ pay might not be the only thing cut back. His playing time is likely to see a hit as well.

“We’re going to have to see how the other guys come along,” Frazier said. “But if […]