Just when you thought the interior of the Patriots’ front seven could not get any beefier, the Pats are rumored to be talking with former Bills and Vikings defensive tackle Pat Williams — all 6’3″, 317 lbs. of him — and could be soon bringing him in for a visit.
The news was broken this morning by ESPN’s John Clayton via twitter.
The rumor is certainly a surprising one, given the apparent depth on the Patriots’ defensive line. With Vince Wilfork and Albert Haynesworth anchoring the middle in 4-3 formations (and Wilfork, of course at nose tackle in the 3-4), bolstered by a host of young talent behind them on the depth chart with the likes of Myron Pryor, Kyle Love and Ron Brace, it is tough to envision the Patriots taking a look at the 38-year-old Williams.