Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports tweeted on Monday morning that while the Minnesota Vikings are unsure about an injury sustained by defensive lineman Kevin Williams at this moment in time, his backup – 2013 first-round draft pick Sharrif Floyd – is “100% fine” after having his right knee scoped.
Williams left the team’s preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers with a knee injury on a ridiculous chop block from Joe Looney in the second quarter. He will have an MRI done Monday.
If anything serious were to show up, Floyd could receive baptism by fire and land the starting role for Minnesota. It’s worth noting that Floyd’s injury, just like Williams’, was caused by a chop block. Floyd is already out for the remainder of the preseason.
Williams will be an unrestricted free agent next year. He just restructured his deal with the Vikings, guaranteeing him a base salary of $4.9 million in 2013.