Pat Williams deal not "imminent"
"We've had pedestrian discussions," agent Angelo Wright said. "No deal is imminent."
Asked if there is a timetable to finalize an extension for Williams, Wright declined comment.
Although he has never been to a Pro Bowl, Redding was signed to a seven-year, $49 million contract that included $16 million in guarantees, according to ESPN.com. Redding, a fifth-year player, has 12 career sacks, eight of them in 2006. His deal trumped the one that Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kevin Williams got from the Vikings in December.
Williams heads into the final year of a three-year, $13 million contract he signed with the Vikings in March 2005. He is scheduled to make $2.65 million in 2007.
In April, Williams said he was hoping for a four-year extension.
“I want to feel like I’m wanted," Williams told the Pioneer Press in late April. "I don’t want to feel the same way I did in Buffalo. I want to feel that there is a home (in Minnesota) for us. I don’t have to look over my shoulder.
“I want to retire a Viking.”During that interview, Williams also lamented the sizable contracts "average" players were getting.
“You got average players getting paid big-time money, and they ain’t proving it,” Williams said. “I just want to get treated right. I think I’m one of the top five defensive linemen in the league, and the top nose tackle in the league.”