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Saints News, 5/12/15: Free Agent DT Kevin Williams Visited Saints

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From WWL via PFT.com: Williams played for the Seahawks last season and Kristian Garic of WWL in New Orleans reports that he visited with the Saints in his search for a job for the coming season. Williams played in every game for the Seahawks last season, starting eight times and picking up 30 tackles and three sacks for the NFC Champions. That durability is nothing new to a player who has missed just five games during his career and two of those came via his much-delayed Starcaps suspension in 2011.

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