Williams: 'We'd have a good rotation' if on Pats

Williams: 'We'd have a good rotation' if on Pats
June 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Free-agent defensive tackle Kevin Williams joined Sirius XM's show "Blitz" on Tuesday, and while discussing his approach toward free agency he shed some light on his meeting with the Patriots last week.

Williams said that Bill Belichick broke down for the 33-year-old how he could be used if he were to join New England.

"He went through the roster and basically explained where I could fit in with those guys," Williams said. "They had a lot of injuries and they have some veteran guys coming off of injuries that play tackle, and I would have a chance to compete for a position there. Either way, we'd have a good rotation and have a chance to win some games." 

Williams is a five-time All-Pro and a 13-year veteran. He's proven to be extremely durable over the course of his career missing just five total starts, and last season he played in 15 games and had 3.5 sacks to go along with 29 tackles and five passes defensed. 

Williams said that part of the reason he still is on the free-agent market is because of all the miles on his 6-foot-5, 311-pound tractor trailer of a body.

"Age and amount of plays that I've already played has kind of been the hindrance," Williams said. "I've played a lot in Minnesota with not much of a rotational system."

If he were to join the Patriots, Williams would likely find himself smack-dab in the middle of a rotation with a handful of tackles -- several of whom are coming off of injuries -- like Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly, Dominique Easley, Armond Armstead and Chris Jones.

Williams said that kind of situation would be ideal for him at this point in his career.

"I think I still have some juice in the tank," he said, "and to be in a nice rotation it would maximize both for me and what team I'm with -- we'd both get the best from it."

The Patriots, Giants, Seahawks and Vikings have all shown interest, and Williams said that "hopefully we can knock something out in the next week or two. Hopefully sooner rather than later, put it like that, and be signed before camp."

Whoever it is, Williams explained that he hoped to go to a team with a good chance to win.

"My main criteria has really been having a chance to win and playing with a proven quarterback," Williams said. "You know those things are huge when you get older. You want to have that chance to get in the dance and you just want to have a chance at the end of the season. You don't want to take that year and go home for another offseason. I think having that chance to win with a good quarterback will kind of help determine what pay I'm looking for and how comfortable we could be with that." 

Williams also wouldn't rule out signing with a team after training camp, though he suspected he would be on a roster before then. 

"I'll stay in shape," he said. "I plan on playing this season. That's one thing I'm pretty certain on. I want to play this year. I'm pretty sure I'll be on someone's team by training camp."