Players deal with distraction of the unknown

While the status of Pat and Kevin Williams was left in limbo throughout much of Thursday, the two Vikings Pro Bowlers returned to practice, at least temporarily. Their teammates answered a barrage of questions about their playing status, the steroid policy, and the legalities of it all.
December 4, 2008

A team with or without the Williamses

Defensive tackles Fred Evans and Ellis Wyms would likely start on Sunday if Pat and Kevin Williams can't play because of NFL-imposed suspensions, but the backups are taking a team approach that says they believe they can withstand the suspensions if they are upheld.
December 3, 2008

Without Williams Wall, what now?

The Vikings are left to look toward their reserves and possibly sign some free agents after the suspensions of Pat and Kevin Williams were upheld. In the NFL, it's the next man up.
December 3, 2008

Vikings defense holds itself accountable

While the offense is fielding blame for four turnovers on Sunday, two defenders said the defense needs to improve in certain areas. The evidence suggests they're right.
October 1, 2008

Scout's Notebook: DL Ellis Wyms

The Vikings were looking for some veteran depth on the defensive line, especially after losing Spencer Johnson to the Buffalo Bills during free agency. The addition of former Bucs/Seahawks swingman Ellis Wyms offers some experience in the DL rotation. Here's the scouting report on Wyms …
March 21, 2008

Vikings Notebook: Assessing the Possibilities

The Vikings were continuing a visit with quarterback Gus Frerotte Wednesday evening, and other former Vikings are making their moves around the league. Before that, head coach Brad Childress was discussing the roles of the newest Vikings as well. Get team-related notes from several different angles inside.
March 20, 2008

Vikings Sign Wyms, Sartz

Two players who were in for visits recently – defensive lineman Ellis Wyms and linebacker Dallas Sartz - agreed to contract terms with the Vikings.
March 17, 2008

Seahawks Sign DT Ellis Wyms

As first reported by, and confirmed by the NFL Network, the Seahawks have signed former Tampa Bay defensive tackle Ellis Wyms.
September 2, 2007