Around the Horns: Hit irks Kevin Williams

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Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams will have a MRI on his knee today after being chop-blocked on Sunday night by 49ers offensive tackle Joe Looney. The hit from the second-year tackle caused Williams to leave the game in the third quarter, and afterward, the veteran told reporters he wasn't too happy about how Looney played.

"I feel all right," Williams said. "Don't really know what's wrong, but I think I'm fine. I was just upset that I'm getting cut like that 11 years in from a guy I don't even know who the guy is. Between the pain and the fact that no one was looking it was terrible."

As we discussed Sunday night, the Vikings are thin at defensive tackle at the moment with Sharrif Floyd out until the start of the season and Christian Ballard away from the team. Williams wasn't likely to play in the preseason finale on Thursday night anyway, but with the Vikings' roster down to 75 players by then, they'll have to make sure they have enough depth to get through their game with Tennessee.

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