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Nose Tackle Williams to Cash In After Seeing Redding’s Deal

Monday was a good day for Vikings nose tackle Pat Williams.Williams  The big man must have smiled when he saw the deal that Lions defensive tackle Cory Redding signed for and when it came to thinking about his own future.  Williams will now command some serious cash if he happens to look for a new deal or reaches free agency at the end of the year.  Redding, who had 8 sacks a year ago after making the switch from d-linemen to d-tackle, sign a long-term deal worth $49 million over seven years with Detroit Monday.

As far as the big nose tackle goes, his agent and the Vikings have had just small talk about extending his deal beyond this season.  “Cory Redding is a very good football player, but this just shows market averages have escalated to a level unprecedented in [contract] negotiations,” said Angelo Wright, the agent for Williams to the Star Tribune.

Last season the Vikings were agressive in getting their core players signed to long-term deals, as six players were given extensions.  Look for Minnesota and Williams to start talking soon about a new deal that will keep him in purple and take him off the free agent market.  Despite entering his 11th season, he is playing better than ever, and the Vikings need him in the fold to continue to make sure that defense plays at a high level for years to come. 

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