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Vikings Blog: Williams Ruled Out

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings kickoff the 2013 NFL season in Detroit against the Lions. On Friday we learned that the Vikings would be without one of their top players for the season opener. Defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been ruled out for this Sunday’s game against Detroit by head coach Leslie Frazier as he recovers from a hyper-extended knee.

09/07/2013

Minnesota Vikings Rookie Camp - Shariff Floyd

Vikings Rookie DT Thrust Into Big Role For Opener

Ready or not, here it comes for Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. Kevin Williams’ right knee injury will keep him out of the season opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. That means Floyd will be thrust into a prominent role in the middle of the Vikings defense.

09/06/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 21: Kevin Williams #93 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the Arizona Cardinals on October 21, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Kevin Williams Misses Another Practice For The Minnesota Vikings

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams was the only Minnesota Vikings to miss practice Thursday. Safety Harrison Smith and McLeod Bethel-Thompson were the only players to have their practice status change from Wednesday to Thursday. Three players were full participants both days despite injuries and five were limited both days.

09/06/2013

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Vikes D-Line Checkup: Are Williams & Floyd Ready To Go?

Question No. 1 for week one — will Kevin Williams play for the Vikings? If he doesn’t, is first round pick Sharrif Floyd ready? “For us, it’s more about this first game and concentrating on getting this win on the road – this is so important,” Leslie Frazier said.

09/04/2013

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 29: J'Marcus Webb #73 of the Chicago Bears tries to block against the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field on August 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Browns defeated the Bears 18-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Claim J’Marcus Webb, Finalize Practice Squad

The Minnesota Vikings claimed former Chicago Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb and released Troy Kropog Sunday. Head coach Leslie Frazier said that he would talk about injuries on Wednesday, including the right knee of Kevin Williams. The Vikings filled their practice squad roster with eight players.

09/04/2013

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CBS Expert: Vikings Will Finish 7-9, Miss Playoffs

There is plenty of reason to be optimistic about the upcoming Minnesota Vikings season, which starts Sept. 8 at Detroit, followed by a Sept. 15 match-up at Chicago. But one CBS expert isn’t convinced and thinks the Vikings will miss the playoffs this year.

08/22/2013

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Which Viking Will Have The Biggest Breakout Year?

There’s a fair amount of young and talented Vikings, but which will have the biggest year in 2013?

08/10/2013

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Vikings Sign First Round Picks Floyd, Rhodes, Patterson

As players report to training camp on Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings have announced they’ve signed all three of their first-round draft picks. The Vikings started by signing their top draft choice, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, Thursday morning.

07/25/2013

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Pay Cut Hurt Pride, But Williams Won’t Step Aside

Kevin Williams is still with the Minnesota Vikings, 10 years after they made him the ninth overall pick in the NFL draft. Williams has played through all kinds of ups and downs. The most recent low point was the pay cut the burly defensive tackle was asked to take two months ago. Staying with the team, though, was more important to Williams than pride.

06/03/2013

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Vikings 1st Team With 3 No. 1s Since 2001

Minnesota Vikings President Mark Wilf says the team headquarters was electrified on Friday afternoon when the team’s three first-round draft choices entered the building.

04/26/2013

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