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Morning Links: Williams ready to fill a role

Good morning.

Day 2 of minicamp is on the horizon, and it will be Day 2 with the Seahawks for Kevin Williams.

At 6-foot-5 and 311 pounds, Williams is one of the leaner defensive tackles you'll see. With so many built like an ice chest, he appears more like a refrigerator.

One of the most intriguing things Williams said Tuesday is that he went through some stats before deciding to join the Seahawks. Notably, snap counts.

Williams was on the field for 796 snaps last season. Michael Bennett led the Seahawks with 643 snaps. Tony McDaniel played 562. Brandon Mebane played 558 snaps.

Assuming Jordan Hill and Jesse Williams are healthy, it's conceivable Williams may have his workload cut almost in half. Which leaves the question: How effective could he be following such a reduced amount of wear and tear?

"I think if I’m playing 500 plays versus 700 plays at this age I can definitely still get after the quarterback," Williams, 33, said. "Excited to get going and we’ll see. Hopefully I can earn some of those reps."

Williams said his role will involve first and second down. He also hopes to work his way into reps with the nickel package. One thing was clear with Williams. He's been around the block: He was calm and casual during his first media swarm. He fit right in at practice.

Our Dave Boling wrote more about Williams. You can read that here.


> Mike Tanier of Sports On Earth says the Seahawks secondary is moving up the ranks of all-time great secondaries.

> Member of the Darrington High School football team were at minicamp yesterday. They, like many other Darrington residents, continue to try to put the Oso mudslide behind them.

> A photo gallery from the first day of minicamp.

> San Francisco cornerback Eric Wright has reportedly decided to retire. He's 28.

> Jim Harbaugh is not happy that Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone did not show for mandatory minicamp.

> A remembrance of Chuck Knoll from Rocky Bleier.