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Kevin Williams to New England Patriots: 'Look me up'

Former Minnesota Vikings five-time All-Pro Kevin Williams is still looking for a job three months after free agency kick started in early March.

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The veteran defensive tackle left reported visits with the Seahawks and Giants without a contract.

Why is such an accomplished player languishing on the open market in early June?

For starters, NFL teams are hesitant to shell out big bucks for players on the wrong side of age 30. As a 33-year-old vested veteran entering his 12th season, Williams would garner a minimum contract of $955,000 versus the rookie minimum of $420,000.

Now that the offseason has reached June, the interest in Williams might pick up. Post-June 1 signings don't count against the NFL's mysterious compensatory pick lottery for each team.

Asked by USA Today's Tom Pelissero if the Patriots might be a good fit, Williams expressed an interest in teaming up with Vince Wilfork.

"Well, give them a call," Williams said. "Tell them to look me up."

A couple of other NFL teams have called, but Williams seems content to wait until August -- or even to contemplate retirement.

"I've done well managing my money. I think I'd be fine if I don't play," Williams told Pelissero. "But that's my hope -- I hope to be on somebody's team before summer's out."

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