Williams To Return

With every day that passed, I grew more and more confident that Pat Williams would return to the Vikings in 2010.  Today, Williams’ agent confirmed that he plans to play in 2010 via a report from the Pioneer Press.

This is great news for the Vikings, as they will have one less pressing need to address this offseason.  There is still a need to find Pat’s replacement, but it becomes less of an emergency knowing that he’ll be back.

As one pain-in-the-ass very astute reader pointed out (just kidding, Johnny, you’re the man), however, the WilliamsWall’s involvement in the StarCaps case could become an issue again.  More should be known after Thursday, as another ruling should be on its way.  However, the StarCaps case is one that is seemingly never ending and it is hard to tell exactly when a final ruling on the matter could happen.

If a ruling comes down that favors the NFL over Kevin and Pat Williams then they stand to be suspended for four games each.  The players are currently trying to sue the league for violating Minnesota drug testing laws.

Pat Williams is not a lock to make the roster, however, as the Vikings may choose to part ways with him if they find a successor this offseason.  He is due to make $4.25 million this year with a $250,000 roster bonus. 

Given his ability to stop the run and also provide leadership to the defense, I find it hard to believe the Vikings will consider letting him go.  If he gets a four game suspension, then perhaps that notion will change.

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30 Responses to “Williams To Return”

  1. Fran the Man says:

    YAHOOOOOOO!
    The Williams Wall stays in tack!

  2. Tony Pants says:

    More than meets the eye!

  3. Purple Charlie says:

    Good, That’s one big hole that’s plugged!!!

    Yeah Pat !!!

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Hey Charlie, do you think I should be offended? ( I’m not ) I’m proud of Adam for his tireless work here. I hope this StarCaps thing is cleared up sooner than later.

      • Adam Warwas says:

        Had to give you credit Johnny, but couldn’t be 100% nice or else my post would’ve had no flavor :)

      • bigjohnny84 says:

        Trust me Adam, even if you were really calling me a pain in the ass, I’ve been called alot worse on more than one occasion.

      • Adam Warwas says:

        You’re all good in my book, Johnny…

        … but I’m not sure what to think of this Tony Pants guy.

      • Purple Charlie says:

        Johnny, Not according to Adam’s book!!! Your right, he does tireless work here, Adam’s is the first one I read in the morning, too bad he couldn’t get paid full time for it…

        I’m sick of this Starcaps thing myself, I sure Pat and Kevin are sick of it too!!! And I’m not really sure where Tony Pants is coming from??? He seems harmless, Not like some of the slime bags that have posted before…
        He just seems way out there…

      • bigjohnny84 says:

        Charlie, speaking of books, did you know I just finished my first book? Ya now I’m gonna read another one.

      • Purple Charlie says:

        Johnny,
        Shoot for the stars, Shoot for the stars…

  4. Adam Warwas says:

    In an unrelated subject… I can’t tell you all how stoked i am to host a live chat on all three days of the draft… that’ll be a blast!

  5. Fragile Freds says:

    If AK had a hair trigger for dumping bloggers, your old pal would have been gone a long time ago!

    Freds enjoys Tony Pant, consise to the point and more than a little bit kooked.

    Johnny, Freds has no idea why AK striked “pain in the ass”, seems fitting. But you’re our pain in the ass, and there is something to be said for that. Not sure what, but there you are.

    So Fat Pat is back. There goes the food budget.

    Freds thinks he won’t be back, they will cut him, sorry kids.

    • Purple Charlie says:

      Freds, you would never be gone… Too well liked…

      Freds, you think after this year, That Pat is running on fumes next year???
      And Tony Pants, Bwaaaak bwaaaak!

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Fred, just like you are our resident shutdown corner and tackling machine.

  6. Fragile Freds says:

    Johnny,

    Freds needs to know, what was the name of the first book you finished reading?

  7. Ole says:

    My vote is to let Tony Pants stick around

    Viking J and most of his aliases are good for Viking talk in general. Except that terrible speller, Toad Flaxton. He can go straight to H E double hockey sticks

    Go Vikings!!!! ……. Draft!!!!

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