Saints DT Kevin Williams Contract Details Revealed
Contract details for New Orleans Saints newly signed 34 year old defensive tackle Kevin Williams were revealed a few days ago.
Williams, a 6-time Pro Bowler and 5-time 1rst team AP All-Pro, signed a one-year deal with New Orleans on June 12th. It's worth a minimum of $1.5 million, with one third of that being the signing bonus. Williams has an opportunity to earn an additional $600,000 with incentives, according to ESPN.
When considering Williams' age, there was speculation that his deal may be for the veterans minimum, but that's not the case. As a result, if Williams makes the 53 man opening day roster, he will count $1.5 million against the salary cap.
Williams joins the Saints after spending last season with NFC Champion Seattle, having spent his previous 11 years in the league with the Minnesota Vikings where he was regularly recognized as one of the best DTs in football.
He flourished in a 4-3 scheme with the Vikings as an interior DT. New Orleans defensive coordinator Rob Ryan mixes up his defensive alignments, using both a 4-3 and 3-4.
Entering his 13th season, the 6’5, 311 pounder may have his best football behind him, but it doesn’t mean he won’t be a valuable addition to New Orleans.
Last year in Seattle, Williams played in every game for the league’s top ranked scoring defense, finishing with 30 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 pass deflections, and 6 tackles for loss.
For his career, Williams has tabbed 63 sacks, 353 tackles, 8 forced rumbles, 5 interceptions, 2 touchdowns returns, and 68 passes defended.