Report: Vikings rework Kevin Williams’ contract, will hit free agency after this season

According to 1500ESPN.com, the Minnesota Vikings have renegotiated the contract of defensive tackle Kevin Williams.

The renegotiation was completed on Monday. It cut Williams’ base salary for 2013 from a non-guaranteed $7 million to $4.9 million, which is now fully guaranteed — all but ensuring the veteran defensive tackle will play an 11th season in Minnesota.

He previously was scheduled to make a base salary of $7 million plus $500,000 in bonuses in 2014 as well, but that year was deleted with the rengotiation.

Williams keeps his $100,000 workout bonus for 2013, but a $400,000 weight clause is dropped. So, the restructed saves the Vikings $2.5 million in salary cap space. They’re now about $6.913 million under their adjusted cap of $129.152 million.

With Williams turning 33 years-old in August this is a smart move by the Vikings.  I’m not sure if it’s worth it for them to keep him after this season.  I’m sure a team like the Patriots will sign Williams next offseason.