That’s not such a bad thing, though.
The Seahawks employ one of the deeper defensive line rotations in the league. Williams played more snaps last season for the Vikings than any Seattle end or tackle, and he’s looking forward to being used more sparingly: “I think if I’m playing 500 plays versus 700 plays at this age I can definitely still get after the quarterback.”
Williams, who played 718 defensive snaps in 2013, will look to replace Chris Clemons, Red Bryant and Clinton McDonald, former Seahawks defensive linemen who took their talents elsewhere in free agency.
Elsewhere around the NFC…
- Speaking of Williams’ former team, the Vikings will likely have to go over budget to afford their new stadium, writes Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
- Joey Browner, a first-round pick by the Vikings in 1983, implored the team’s 2014 first-round selection, Anthony Barr, to do his due diligence and study the game on both sides of the ball, reports Michael Rand of the Star Tribune.