The signing of former Tennessee Titans‘ safety Tank Williams takes a lot of the edge off the signing of backup quarterback Mike McMahon.
I was wondering if we were going to address any of our defensive needs during free agency, so the Williams signing was a step in the right direction.
At 6′ 3", 223 pounds, Williams is a big, hard-hitting safety. A five-year veteran, he’s spent all of his career at strong safety for the Titans. 2004 was the only year he did not play in all sixteen games, when an ACL injury to his left knee injury limited him to nine games.
He made 58 tackles last year and 20 assists with one pick and 4 passes defended. Williams was the 13th pick of the second round of the 2002 draft by the Titans. He ran a 4.45 40 prior to the draft.
This is a great pickup. He should be fully recovered from his 2004 injury and he’s a quick, hard-hitting densive back.
The Vikings also signed former San Diego Chargers defensive end, DeQuincy Scott. Scott stands 6’1" and weighs 260 pounds and has played in 56 games during his career. He had 4.5 sacks last year but his career high came in his sophmore season of 2003, when he notched 6.5 sacks.
In 2004, abdominal and knee injuries kept his sack total to 1.5. The Chargers signed him as an undrafted rookie in 2001 and Scott played on their practice squad that year.
He’s a baseball fan who likes to spend time at the batting cages.
This guy looks like he could be a good pickup as well.
Vikings free agent linebacker Raonall Smith is visiting Scott Linehan in St. Louis today.
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