The Seahawks have signed defensive tackle Kevin Williams.
Ed Werder of ESPN was the first to report the signing, which the Seahawks later confirmed. Werder says it’s a one-year deal worth more than $2 million.
The addition of Williams is a boon and not a surprise. The former Minnesota Viking had visited the Seahawks, they had leftover cap space and like to use a rotation on the defensive line. Williams made visits to the New England Patriots and New York Giants, too.
Williams, 33 (soon to be 34), spent 11 productive seasons with the Vikings. He has 60 career sacks, five interceptions and 65 passes defensed during that time. He is a six-time Pro-Bowler and five-time All-Pro. The last time he received those honors was 2009.
He’ll hop into the rotation at three-technique.