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Splat
09-06-2007, 11:05 AM
Report: Vikings sign DT Williams to three-year extension (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=txvikingswilliams&prov=st&type=lgns)

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA (TICKER) -- Minnesota Vikings (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/min/;_ylt=Aor5IwXyirUF1BqTbqM7IsMLubYF) defensive tackle Pat Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4117/;_ylt=ArVPptvzyqUY0yXM0aNuMVALubYF) will sign a three-year contract extension worth about $22 million on Thursday, according to the Pioneer Press.

Williams, 34, signed a three-year, $13 million contract with the Vikings as an unrestricted free agent in 2005 after eight season with the Buffalo Bills (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/buf/;_ylt=AhuNWmdZ_ceTwMDul4fzUL8LubYF). He was entering the final year of that deal, but this extension keeps him in Minnesota through the 2010 season.

Vikes99ej
09-06-2007, 11:34 AM
Yes! Even though he's old, he still would have gotten a lot of attention on the market.

rchrd
09-06-2007, 11:53 AM
I'm happy he signed. He's massive for us (erm yeh in more ways than the obvious...).

bearsfan_51
09-06-2007, 11:57 AM
It's always a risk to give upfront money to an older player in advance of him hitting the market, but if he made it through the season healthy they'd have been paying a lot more.

Borat
09-06-2007, 12:08 PM
Good signing. Damn. I was hoping he'd play NT in SF next year.

princefielder28
09-06-2007, 12:34 PM
Old but a big run stopper that the Vikes need on their defense while Tavaris and the offense develop

Tobzilla
09-06-2007, 02:57 PM
Good sign. Age doesn't matter if you can perform.

Vikes99ej
09-06-2007, 03:07 PM
Good signing. Damn. I was hoping he'd play NT in SF next year.

Too bad :) You'll have to be happy with Joe Sopananawanga.

619
09-06-2007, 03:27 PM
hes a big reason they had the #1 run defense last year

BuckNaked
09-06-2007, 03:29 PM
Thank god, great signing.

Borat
09-06-2007, 03:46 PM
Too bad :) You'll have to be happy with Joe Sopananawanga.

HA. Damn. I'm not happy with "Joe Sopananawanga". I'm not happy with Isaac Sopoaga either :)

Vikes99ej
09-06-2007, 03:51 PM
HA. Damn. I'm not happy with "Joe Sopananawanga". I'm not happy with Isaac Sopoaga either :)

Shoot. I knew it was some guy with a Pacific Island name.

SuperKevin
09-06-2007, 06:03 PM
Smart move for the Vikes. Fat Pat Williams is the anchor of their run defense

portermvp84
09-07-2007, 02:16 PM
Good move, him and kevin will continue to plug up the middle.