Tank is Back and Ready to Go

When the Vikings signed Tank Williams a year ago, he was penciled in as the starting safety next to Darren Sharper. Less than a year later, he returns to practice, or at least conditioning drills, looking to battle it out to win his starting job back.

A welcome sight at the Vikings first batch of conditioning workouts is safety Tank Williams. Signed last season and expected to be a starter next to Darren Sharper, Williams fractured his left kneecap in training camp and missed the entire season.

Williams has been rehabbing ever since the August injury and said he is focused and ready to go. Before he went down, the Vikings signed Dwight Smith to offer competition for the spot, and Smith took after the starting spot after Williams' injury.

Brad Childress hasn't said how the competition for the starting job will play out, but this is already shaping up to be one of the training camp battles to watch this summer.

* Colts free agent wide receiver Aaron Moorhead is expected to meet with the team Monday.
* One of the players that the Vikings plan to have in April 11 for their rookie cattle call is Tennessee wide receiver Robert Meacham.
* Word coming out of the Pat Williams camp is that he is looking for a four-year deal to assure that he will retire as a Viking. He has one year remaining on his current contract.
* Williams is lobbying for the Vikings to sign Eric Moulds, who played with both Williams and Antoine Winfield with the Bills.
* The 2007 schedule is going to be released Thursday, April 5. The release will be timed with a special edition of Total Access, an NFL Network program that will air at 4 p.m. ET. At that point, they will release all team schedules and highlight the prime-time games.
* New Raiders coach Lane Kiffin confirmed to the media Thursday that he expects Randy Moss to be with the Raiders this year. Moss has been the subject of trade rumors, especially with the Packers as part of a Moss-for-Aaron Rodgers swap.

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