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The New Orleans Saints signed defensive tackle Kevin Williams to a one-year contract and waived tight end Harold Spears on Friday.

Williams, a 12-year NFL veteran, played in all 16 regular-season games for the Seattle Seahawks last year and started eight times, producing 29 tackles, three sacks and two passes defenses. He added eight tackles duirng the postseason.

The six-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time first-team All-Pro is a member of the All-Decade Team of the 2000s as voted upon by members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

In 187 career games with the Minnesota Vikings and the Seahawks, Williams has 495 tackles, 63 sacks, 68 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles, 13 fumble recoveries and five interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns. He also has 24 tackles and one fumble recovery in nine postseason games.


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