Free agent defensive tackle Kevin Williams visited the Saints, but his preference remains returning to the Seahawks, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press writes. Williams, 34, says he wants to play at least one more NFL season.
“I want to go back to Seattle, but this is a business,’’ Williams said. “They’re still evaluating their roster. I guess there’s not that many 12-year veterans that everyone wants. Everyone wants to go younger.”
Williams went on to say that he had a good visit with the Saints but nothing is close yet with New Orleans. The veteran is no stranger to signing late in free agency – last season he signed with the Seahawks on June 12th. The six-time Pro Bowler had a solid season for Seattle in 2014 and became the starting nose tackle after Brandon Mebane was knocked out for the season with a hamstring injury in the ninth game.
Williams graded out as being very slightly below average in 2014, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). He earned a -0.3 overall grade, a slight drop from 2013’s 0.9 mark. In 16 games last season, Williams recorded 38 total tackles with three sacks.