Free Agency 2014: Former Vikings DT Kevin Williams meeting with Giants

Kevin Williams is in New York meeting with the Giants - USA TODAY Sports

Former Vikings DT Kevin Williams is meeting with the New York Giants.

When former Giants' defensive tackle Linval Joseph departed for Minnesota this offseason, it left a gaping hole at the center of New York's defensive line.

That 6-foot-4, 323-pound hole may be on the verge of getting a plug.

According to reports, former Vikings' defensive tackle Kevin Williams is in New York meeting with the Giants.

Mark Craig of The Star Tribune stated the 33-year-old Williams flew into Newark this afternoon. He had dinner with defensive line coach Robert Nunn and several other defensive coaches.

The meeting will continue on Tuesday with Tom Coughlin and other members of the Giants' front office.

For nearly a decade, Williams has been considered one of the more dominant defensive tackles in the NFL. The 6-5, 311-pound Arkansas native began his career as a pass rusher, racking up 23 sacks in his first two years, before establishing himself as a premier run-stopper.

For several seasons, Williams combined with Pat Williams to form "The Williams Wall," anchoring the heart of Minnesota's defense. Last year, the former first-round pick started 15 games. He brought down the quarterback 3.5 times and registered 29 combined tackles.

In his career, Williams has been named a five-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowl selection.

Since letting Joseph walk, the Giants have yet to truly address the defensive tackle position with the lone move being the resigning of Mike Patterson. If Williams were to sign, he may be penciled in as the opening day starter opposite Johnathan Hankins.

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