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Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Vikings move on

By Kevin Seifert

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Vikings are moving on without defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, regardless of whether the players seek a legal injunction to lift their four-game suspensions.

Coach Brad Childress acknowledged the team plans to make at least one roster move to add defensive line depth. One possibility is veteran free agent Jimmy Kennedy, who was released last week by Jacksonville. Speaking extensively Wednesday about the suspension, Childress said he is expecting backups Ellis Wyms, Fred Evans and Letroy Guion to step into more prominent roles.

Childress chose his words carefully, but made clear he isn't totally on board with Pat Williams or Kevin Williams taking weight loss supplements. He called the entire situation "unfortunate" said he had "a lot of mixed feelings" on it. Ultimately, Childress said: "When you go through a season, at some point you're going to have some adversity."

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