Minnesota Vikings restructures contract of Kevin Williams, voids final year

Dec 23, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams (93) against the Houston Texans during the first quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings restructured the contract of defensive tackle Kevin Williams which included voiding the final year, according to OverTheCap.com.

Per the report, the 32-year-old Williams will earn $4.9 million in 2013, a $2 million cut from the scheduled $7 million base salary he was originally set to earn. Before the restructure, Williams was due $500,000 in bonuses, but it is unclear if that has been wiped out as part of the new deal.

Williams is now scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 season with the last year of his eight-year deal voided as part of the restructured agreement.

There has been a steady decline in production from Williams over the last three seasons, with just a combined total of eight sacks over that time period. He averaged seven sacks a season previous to the 2010 season.

Update 12:13 PM: The workout bonus is $100,000, according to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities. Apparently the $400,000 difference was a weight clause that has been voided. The total potential value of Williams’ deal is $5 million.

Topics: Kevin Williams, Minnesota Vikings

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  • Charles Stocks

    Is Jared Allen’s contract next to be redone? Does this mean we might make a play for Karlos Dansby or Charles Woodson?

    • Rob

      Why do you think they would let go of old guys like McKinnie, Hutchinson, P Williams, and Winfield only to go after an even older guy like Woodson? No chance. That would be a total reversal from everything they’ve worked to do these past 2 years.

      • Charles Stocks

        Dansby is only 31 and I only mention Woodson because it would be nice to have one veteran presence in the secondary. Otherwise I completely agree with you although Mckinnie wasn’t an age casualty. He was a fat lazy casualty lol. Also, they had no intention of letting Windfield go. I am excited about the new youth movement though, very excited

    • http://www.vincebullinger.com Vince Bullinger

      Allen will probably HAVE to redo his deal to not get cut. Maybe as soon as after this year. But Woodson? Nuts. Even Dansby is out there. We need the money just to resign who we have.

      • Charles Stocks

        This is the LAST year of Jared Allen contract, there will be nothing to redo after this year. He is due to get 17mil. and I’m hoping they can extend him for something like 4 yrs 30Mil, either way, it’s unlikely he’s going to get cut this year. Woodson would be a cheap 1 year patch and Karlos Dansby has lots left in the tank and played at a very high level this past season. I’m also loving the youth movement, and am sure we’ll be looking pretty tight after the draft. I’m just worried that we may waste a 1st round pick on a WR, so it would be good to have another decent LB in the fold already. Otherwise, I go defense with our first 4 picks. Then draft 2 WR’s in the 4th.