By Jack Jorgensen
June 13, 2014

Kevin Williams signs with Seattle SeahawksKevin Williams has missed only three games over the last eight seasons. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Defense carried the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl title last season, and now the unit has gotten better by reaching an agreement on Thursday with free-agent defensive tackle Kevin Williams on a one-year deal in which he'll make in excess of $2 million, according to ESPN.

Leading up to the signing, Williams had met with the New England Patriots, and even considered a return to Minnesota, before ultimately deciding to be a contributor on arguably the league's best defensive unit right now.

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Not long after the report, Williams received a warm welcome to the organization from the team's owner, Paul Allen.

https://twitter.com/PaulGAllen/statuses/477209636001439744

While Williams' production has declined in recent years, he has been considered one of the league's best defensive tackles for the better part of his 11-year career. His best season came with the Vikings in 2004, when he had 70 tackles and registered 11.5 sacks.

Also, Williams has been a model of consistency for most of his career, starting all but five games.

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