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Report: Seahawks sign Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams (93) during the Vikings NFL football mini-camp, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


The Seahawks have reportedly added another body to their defensive line rotation.

Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Seattle has signed longtime Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams. Per Werder, it is a one-year deal worth more than $2 million.

Williams visited with the Seahawks in April, but spoke with several other teams since becoming a free agent. He also contemplated retiring if he didn’t get an offer worth his while, but that choice obviously was less appealing that joining up with the reigning Super Bowl champions.

Williams won’t play as prominent a role in Seattle as he did in Minnesota. His presence should allow the Seahawks to field another formidable defensive front after parting ways with players like Red Bryant and Chris Clemons. Williams, Tony McDaniel, Brandon Mebane, Jesse Williams and Jordan Hill give the team ample options to keep things fresh and productive at the point of attack.