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Vikings | Pat Williams to retire as member of team

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:32:42 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings will sign free-agent DT Pat Williams (Vikings) to a one-day contract so he can retire as a member of the organization.

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NFL | Two free agents suspended

Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:28:57 -0700

The NFL has suspended free-agent DT Pat Williams (Vikings) and DE Charles Grant (Bears) for two games without pay and fined an additional two game checks for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

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Vikings | Unrestricted free agents

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:16:30 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have the following unrestricted free agents to consider re-signing for the 2011 season: WR Hank Baskett, OL Ryan Cook, DE Ray Edwards, NT Fred Evans, DB Eric Frampton, LB Ben Leber, WR Greg Lewis, PK Ryan Longwell, QB Patrick Ramsey, WR Sidney Rice, CB Lito Sheppard, FB Naufahu Tahi, CB Frank Walker and DT Pat Williams.

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Giants | Could pursue Pat Williams

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:22:07 -0700

The New York Giants could pursue Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent DT Pat Williams if they decide to sign a defensive tackle in free agency.

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Eagles | Could pursue Pat Williams

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:18:26 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles could pursue Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent DT Pat Williams if they decide to sign a defensive tackle in free agency.

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Vikings | Pat Williams uncertain about future with team

Sat, 21 May 2011 12:43:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent DT Pat Williams said he is 50-50 in terms of re-signing with the team once the lockout is over. Williams spoke with head coach Leslie Frazier when the lockout was briefly lifted.

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Vikings | Two DTs could face suspensions

Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:25:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DTs Kevin Williams and Pat Williams could be facing a four-game suspension after the Minnesota Supreme Court declined to consider their lawsuit against the NFL challenging the suspensions they received in 2008 for testing positive for a banned diuretic.

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Vikings | Coach would like to bring Pat Williams back

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 06:30:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has talked with impending free-agent DL Pat Williams and said he would like the team to re-sign Williams this offseason, reports Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com. Williams would probably have to accept a reduced role if he re-signed with the team.

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Vikings | Pat Williams will appeal decision on suspension

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:55:31 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams said he will appeal the decision by the Minnesota Court of appeals that stated they would not block the NFL from suspending him for four games for a failed drug test, report Chip Scoggins and Abby Simons, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Williams has asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to review the case.

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Vikings | May consider re-signing Pat Williams

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:01:59 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings may show interest in re-signing impending free-agent DT Pat Williams this offseason because head coach Leslie Frazier could see value keeping Williams on the roster with his leadership abilities, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Vikings | Court won't block NFL from suspending players

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:16:43 -0800

The Minnesota Appeals Court says it won't permanently block the NFL from suspending Minnesota Vikings DL Kevin Williams and DL Pat Williams, according to The Associated Press. The players have long fought their four-game suspensions for violating the NFL's anti-doping policy. The players tested positive for the banned diuretic bumetanide in 2008.

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Vikings | Pat Williams undergoes procedure

Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:37:02 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said DT Pat Williams (elbow) underwent a procedure on his elbow but should be ready for the start of training camp, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

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Vikings | Pat Williams hopes to return to team

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 06:19:59 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams said he would like to re-sign with the team when his contract runs out at the end of the season, according to The Associated Press.

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Vikings | Pat Williams not eyeing retirement

Tue, 16 Nov 2010 13:15:29 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DL Pat Williams, who is 38 years old, said he plans on playing "a couple more years," according to The Associated Press.

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Vikings | Some players come to the defense of Brad Childress

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:13:13 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe and DL Pat Williams have come to the defense of head coach Brad Childress, according to Jeremy Fowler, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Shiancoe called Childress a people's coach, while Williams said players must remain by Childress' side. "You've got to be on the coach's side, or else it will be like the situation in Dallas," Williams said. "It probably wasn't (Wade Phillips') fault, but it's all on the head coach."

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Vikings | Two limited Thursday

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:50:44 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (knee) and DL Pat Williams (elbow) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 11, according to Vikings.com.

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Vikings | Two limited in practice Wednesday

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:12:25 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (knee) and DT Pat Williams (elbow) both were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 10.

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Vikings | Seven players probable for Week 9

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 16:18:46 -0700

Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan (calf), OG Chris Degeare (ankle), DT Pat Williams (elbow), LB Ben Leber (knee) and CBs Asher Allen (back), Chris Cook (quadriceps) and Lito Sheppard (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 5, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. They are all listed as probable for Week 9 and are expected to play.

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Vikings | Six limited Thursday

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:58:34 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (quadriceps), OG Chris Degeare (ankle), LB Ben Leber (knee), CB Lito Sheppard (hand), CB Frank Walker (hamstring) and DL Pat Williams (elbow) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 4.

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Vikings | Six limited in Wednesday practice

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 15:24:46 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Chris Cook (quadricep), G Chris Degeare (ankle), LB Ben Leber (knee), CBs Lito Sheppard (hand) and Frank Walker (hamstring) and DT Pat Williams (elbow) all were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 3.

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Vikings | Pat Williams practices Friday

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:31:51 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DL Pat Williams (quadriceps) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 29, and is probable for Week 8, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Judd Zulgad. Williams is expected to play.

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Vikings | Six players limited Thursday

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 14:18:15 -0700

Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan (calf), OGs Chris Degeare (ankle) and Steve Hutchinson (quadriceps), DL Letroy Guion (hamstring), DT Pat Williams (quadriceps) and CB Lito Sheppard (hand) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 28, reports Vikings.com.

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Vikings | Five limited Wednesday

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:11:59 -0700

Minnesota Vikings OT Chris Degeare (ankle), DL Letroy Guion (hamstring), CB Lito Sheppard (hamstring), C John Sullivan (calf) and DL Pat Williams (quadriceps) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 27, according to WEEI.com's Christopher Price.

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Vikings | Pat Williams to play Saturday

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 07:43:25 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams has rested the first two preseason games, but he'll get a chance to play Saturday, Aug. 28, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad.

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Vikings | Pat Williams has lost weight

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:50:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (elbow) said he lost 18 pounds during the offseason and currently weighs 324 pounds, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. Williams said his elbow is feeling great.

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Vikings | Kevin Williams, Pat Williams likely to play most of season

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:53:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DT Kevin Williams and DT Pat Williams likely will be able to play most if not all of the 2010 NFL season after the court denied a request from the NFL for an expedited hearing of the players' appeals in the case, reports Rochelle Olson, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Vikings | Judge will delay suspensions of linemen if they appeal

Fri, 21 May 2010 06:15:51 -0700

Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson said he will delay the NFL's suspensions of Minnesota Vikings DT Kevin Williams and DT Pat Williams if they decide to appeal the previous ruling that the league could suspend the players, reports The Associated Press.

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NFL | Asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear case against MIN DTs

Thu, 13 May 2010 09:50:40 -0700

The NFL is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision that allowed Minnesota Vikings DT Kevin Williams and DT Pat Williams to challenge their four-game suspensions for violating the league's anti-drug policy, reports The Associated Press.

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Vikings | Pat Williams, Kevin Williams ordered to serve suspension

Thu, 06 May 2010 06:08:47 -0700

Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson has ruled that Minnesota Vikings DT Kevin Williams and DT Pat Williams must serve the four-game suspension they received from the NFL for testing positive for a banned substance, reports The Associated Press. Larson will hold a hearing Thursday, May 6, on whether to grant players a temporary injunction pending an appeal.

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NFL | Decision in case involving Minnesota DTs expected Thursday

Wed, 05 May 2010 11:46:04 -0700

Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson is expected to announce his decision Thursday, May 6, in the case between Minnesota Vikings DTs Kevin Williams and Pat Williams and the NFL in which the two players are trying to fight off suspensions for testing positive for a banned substance, reports The Associated Press.

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Vikings | Williamses' suit will go to trial

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 18:09:24 -0800

Brian Murphy, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DTs Kevin Williams and Pat Williams can sue the NFL in Hennepin County (Minn.) for suspending them four games, a judge ruled Thursday, Feb. 18. Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson allowed the Williamses to press claims that the NFL violated Minnesota drug-testing laws. However, Larson also pierced several of their arguments and sided with the league in its struggle to discipline the Williamses for failing a 2008 drug test.

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Vikings | P. Williams wants to play next season

Wed, 17 Feb 2010 12:44:55 -0800

Brian Murphy, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Angelo Wright, agent for Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams, said Williams wants to play next season and does not plan to retire.

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Vikings | Expect P. Williams to return at this point

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:20:49 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said the team expects DT Pat Williams to return next season but knows it is early in the offseason and Williams could decide to retire.

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Vikings | P. Williams turns down going to Pro Bowl

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 07:27:37 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams turned down the opportunity to replace DT Kevin Williams at the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl.

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Vikings | P. Williams uncertain about future

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 13:17:41 -0800

Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams said he is 50-50 on whether he will return to the team next season. Williams said he will talk about the decision with his family before the deciding. He said he is feeling good physically.

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Vikings | Three injured DL expected to play

Sun, 24 Jan 2010 10:11:56 -0800

ESPN.com reports Minnesota Vikings DE Ray Edwards (knee), DT Kevin Williams (knee) and DT Pat Williams (elbow) are expected to play in the NFC Championship game.

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Vikings | P. Williams misses practice Friday

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:41:36 -0800

Updating a previous report, Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (elbow) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 22.

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Vikings | Four questionable for NFC Championship game

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:31:59 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Ray Edwards (knee), DT Kevin Williams (knee), DT Pat Williams (elbow, foot) and CB Benny Sapp (ankle, back) are listed as questionable for the NFC Championship game.

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Vikings | Three players practice Thursday

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:48:36 -0800

Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings DT Jimmy Kennedy (thumb), DT Pat Williams (elbow) and CB Benny Sapp (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 21.

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Vikings | Three players practice Wednesday

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:17:27 -0800

Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings DT Jimmy Kennedy (thumb), DT Pat Williams (elbow) and CB Benny Sapp (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 20.

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Vikings | P. Williams probable for Divisional Round

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 12:27:57 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (elbow) is listed as probable for the team's Divisional Round playoff game.

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Vikings | DTs back in court Thursday

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 17:51:38 -0800

Brian Murphy, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DT Kevin Williams and DT Pat Williams were back in court Thursday, Jan. 14, to resume their case in the StarCaps drug-testing case. The two players accused the NFL of violating Minnesota laws regulating how and when employers can test workers for alcohol and drugs. Both were suspended for four games by the league in December 2008 after they tested positive for a banned substance found in a tainted weight-loss supplement they were using. A trial is scheduled for March 10 before Hennepin County (Minn.) Judge Gary Larson, whose injunction blocks the league from suspending the two players while their case is pending.

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Vikings | P. Williams limited Thursday

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 14:11:51 -0800

Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (elbow) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 14.

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Vikings | P. Williams limited Wednesday

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:57:12 -0800

Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (elbow) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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Vikings | P. Williams questionable for Week 17

Fri, 01 Jan 2010 15:28:59 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (elbow) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 1. He is listed as questionable for Week 17 and may not be able to play.

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Vikings | P. Williams limited Thursday

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 15:10:17 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (elbow) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 31. He may not be able to play in Week 17.

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Vikings | P. Williams limited Wednesday

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:04:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (elbow) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

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Vikings | Week 16 Inactives

Mon, 28 Dec 2009 16:04:18 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared TE Garrett Mills, WR Jaymar Johnson, DL Jayme Mitchell, LB Jeremy Leman, C Jon Cooper, CB Karl Paymah, DL Pat Williams, QB Sage Rosenfels inactive for Week 16.

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Vikings | P. Williams likely to play Week 16

Sat, 26 Dec 2009 15:08:23 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (elbow) likely will play in Week 16 even though he is listed as questionable for the game.

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Vikings | P. Williams questionable for Week 16

Sat, 26 Dec 2009 13:58:30 -0800

Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings DT Pat Williams (elbow) was limited during practice Saturday, Dec. 26. He is listed as questionable for Week 16.

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