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Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams will have a MRI on his knee today after being chop-blocked on Sunday night by 49ers offensive tackle Joe Looney. The hit from the second-year tackle caused Williams to leave the game in the third quarter, and afterward, the veteran told reporters he wasn't too happy about how Looney played.
"I feel all right," Williams said. "Don't really know what's wrong, but I think I'm fine. I was just upset that I'm getting cut like that 11 years in from a guy I don't even know who the guy is. Between the pain and the fact that no one was looking it was terrible."
As we discussed Sunday night, the Vikings are thin at defensive tackle at the moment with Sharrif Floyd out until the start of the season and Christian Ballard away from the team. Williams wasn't likely to play in the preseason finale on Thursday night anyway, but with the Vikings' roster down to 75 players by then, they'll have to make sure they have enough depth to get through their game with Tennessee.
Adrian Peterson wasn't surprised by the decision to play him for just three snaps, via Mark Craig of the Star Tribune.
Matt Kalil admits he might have gotten too aggressive in earning two unnecessary roughness penalties on Sunday night, according to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Minnesota governor Mark Dayton doesn't expect the pending decision against the Wilf family in their New Jersey lawsuit to delay the Vikings' new stadium, says Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune.