Found March 13, 2012 on
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Headed into free agency this off-season, defensive end Mario Williams figured to be one of the most highly sought after players available. And until quarterback Peyton Manning jumped in head first, that’s exactly the way it would have played out.
Still, Williams isn’t likely to find himself searching for suitors, and multiple sources have indicated that the first stop on his tour will be in Buffalo.
The Bills might be a surprising choice for some, given the likely interest from other teams, but Buffalo has plenty of cap space and a definite need for an impact pass rusher, so they’ll almost certainly pull out all the stops in an attempt to lock Williams down before he leaves town.
Other clubs expected to show interest in acquiring Williams include Chicago, Seattle, New England, and Atlanta.
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It required a multi-day process, but the Bills have reportedly signed defensive end Mario Williams to a six-year deal worth upwards of $100 million.
According to the Buffalo Bills official Twitter page, free agent defensive end Mario Williams will once again be staying over night in Buffalo and will meet with the Bills again on Thursday.
Earlier we mentioned that the Bills are trying to seal the deal with Williams and that he was scheduled to leave Buffalo tonight. But now it seems things have changed, since he’ll remain...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon, where they're expected to announce the signing of star free-agent defensive end Mario Williams.
ESPN reported that Williams had agreed to a six-year contract. The sides had been making steady progress through three days of negotiations.
Williams is at the team's facility...
The Buffalo Bills promised to get a deal done. They didn't lie as the Bills and defensive end Mario Williams agree to terms on a six-year deal that could potentially be $100 million with $50 million guaranteed. This would be the biggest contract ever awarded to a defensive player.
The Bills defense will get an immediate boost with the signing. Williams saw his season end early...
Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams (90) tries to get around San Diego Chargers tight end Randy McMichael (81) in the first half at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on November 7, 2010. The Chargers defeated the Texans 29-23. UPI/Aaron M. Sprecher
When I asked one former NFL VP of Player Personnel about whether or not he thought Mario Williams would wind up in Buffalo...
The Houston Texans can finally move on after a three-day marathon pertaining to defensive end Mario Williams touring the city of Buffalo. The Buffalo Bills decided to throw a 6 year deal worth up to $100 million dollars with $50 million of that guaranteed, that immediately drawfed any offer any NFL team could offer. Especially the Texans, we all know the financial shape the...
The Buffalo Bills set their sights on securing the biggest defensive free agent on the market and have achieved their goal by landing LB/DE Mario Williams. Adam Schefter reports the deal is for six years, $100 mil with $50 mil guaranteed. Williams missed 11 games in 2011 after suffering a torn pectoral muscle. When healthy, Williams is [...]
Star defensive end Mario Williams will be taking his services to Buffalo next year to play for the Bills. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Williams has signed a 6-year deal with the Bills worth up to 100 Million, with 50 Million guaranteed. Before being hampered by injuries last year, Williams was one of the best DE’s in the league. The former first pick in the 2006 draft has...
UPDATE: The Washington Redskins have signed safety Brandon Meriweather. So, the New York Jets have been saved from themselves there. Look for them to make an aggressive push for Reggie Nelson.
In case you haven’t heard the Buffalo Bills have signed Mario Williams to a monster contract today. Williams is one of the league’s top pass rushers. I don’t believe in making reactionary...
Noteworthy is that 87 of those 438 free agents (19.9 percent) have played at least 10 seasons. Assuming Peyton Manning is signed by Tuesday afternoon, who (other than Houston's Mario Williams) makes NFL insider Howard Balzer's list?
I have to say, I'm fricken exhausted. From refreshing my Twitter feed to listening to WGR, I'm mentally fried. I just want Mario to either sign or move on. My life has come to a complete halt because of this. I need to move on! This process was fun from 4pm-8pm yesterday, but now, the talk is becoming unbearable. I'm ready for a news station to interview someone from...
The Houston Texans are quickly finding out how easy it is to go from the hunter to the hunted.
In a move that surprised no one that pays attention to a little thing called the salary cap, they have lost star defensive end/outside linebacker Mario Williams to the Buffalo Bills in free agency. A rumored six year deal costing $100 million with half of it guaranteed....