Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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A linebacker for a linebacker: Antwione Williams

The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Detroit Lions linebacker Antwione Williams. He will join the Vikings practice squad. Detroit cut Williams as they trimmed their active roster to 53. He did not join the Lions’ practice squad after clearing waivers.

Williams is 6-foot-3, 240 pounds. He played college football at Georgia Southern. The 24 year-old was drafted in the fifth round by Detroit in 2016. He appeared in 14 games as a rookie last season, starting three. Between special teams and defense, the second-year linebacker amassed 27 tackles and a fumble recovery.

Minnesota acquired Williams after the San Francisco 49ers plucked linebacker Elijah Lee off the Vikings’ practice squad. The 49ers signed the Vikings’ 2017 7th-round pick to their 53-man roster after rookie Reuben Foster suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 1.

DRAFT DAY — About the Labor Podcast Episode 60 feat. Jordan Reid

BJ Reidell — Version 3.0

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald welcome Jordan Reid (The Viking Age) on to the show to give a final review of defensive prospects as it pertains to the Minnesota Vikings.


  • Intro (0:00-0:46)
  • Prospect Review: Defensive Tackles (0:47-11:36)
  • Prospect Review: Linebackers (11:37-28:03)
  • Prospect Review: Edge-Rushers [43 Defensive End/34 OLB] (28:04-42:02)
  • Prospect Review: Cornerback [Outside/Nickel] (42:03-52:51)
  • Prospect Review: Safety (52:52-1:00:08)
  • Twitter Questions: “Nickel CB is the most difficult position on defense” (1:00:09-1:08:58)
  • Bold Draft Predictions: “Deshaun Watson goes No. 4 overall” (1:08:59-01:14:48)
  • Sign Out (01:14:49-01:16:07)