Minnesota Vikings Sign Former Rams D-Lineman, Jonah Williams

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The Minnesota Vikings have strengthened Brian Flores’ defense with the addition of defensive lineman Jonah Williams, according to a team press release on Monday evening. The 28-year-old is a product of Weber State and entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Los Angeles Rams back in 2021. His deal in Minnesota is worth one-year and $1.5 million ($350K guaranteed).

Jonah Williams sees familiar faces on the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff

Williams reunites with head coach Kevin O’Connell, with whom he won a Super Bowl in Los Angeles. Jonah started 22 of 41 games with the Rams from 2021-2023, including 16 of 17 last season, where he achieved career highs in tackles (49), TFLs (4) and sacks (2).

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This acquisition further strengthens an interior Vikings’ defensive line that desperately needed some strengthening, entering the offseason. Still, there are plenty of improvements that can be made on a defense that really struggled down the stretch last season.

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In addition to his reunion with KOC, Jonah will also be under familiar tutelage, in Vikings’ defensive line coach Marcus Dixon, who coached with the Rams during Williams’ rookie season (2021).

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