Found March 06, 2012 on Grits Blitz:
Jason LaCanfora has crossed with me and I am not sure if I can just let this one slide.  After years of learning to temper my football expectations, I mentally accepted that the monstrous Mario Williams would not play for Atlanta. Williams has been linked to Seattle and New England, but not to Atlanta.  The elite pass rusher will likely bring sacks to another team for years. Mario Williams remains in a constant state of Beast Mode.  LaCanfora has dashed my settled expectations, and instead gave me some odd feeling of hope about our pass rush. There will be no shortage of suitors, and Williams could end up earning in the ballpark of $13 million guaranteed. The Falcons are never shy this time of year and need a pass rusher with John Abraham on the way out and Ray Edwards coming off a poor first season in Atlanta. Seattle has cap wiggle room and could certainly utilize an established edge threat on what is rounding into a fearsome young defense. I will curse LaCanfora's name ...

Report: Chargers will likely make a bid for Mario Williams

According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have assigned an unknown price that they would be willing to pay in order to sign defensive end/linebacker Mario Williams. The Chargers know they need to improve their pass rush this offseason, and Williams would certainly help them get off the field on third downs.  The only problem is that there will likely be...

NFL Rumors: Browns Not in Play for Mario Williams

Browns general manager Tom Heckert recently told local press that the team will not be “going crazy” in free agency. In lieu of his statement, coupled with the addition of the team’s belief that there are no “Reggie Whites” to be had, Pro Football Talk’s Evan Silva believes this officially takes Cleveland out of contention to acquire the services of free agent Mario...

Philadelphia Eagles Free Agency 2012: Could Mario Williams Be a Target?

Photo: Crazy thought for the day: If Houston defensive end Mario Williams becomes a free agent, would the Philadelphia Eagles go after him? I’ve been watching the Texans and how they handle the situation with Arian Foster and Mario Williams.  My thinking was that there wouldn’t be any chance that either would hit the free agent market, especially Foster. However,...

Patriots likely won’t pursue Mario Williams

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was asked whether or not he believes the New England Patriots will go after Texans defensive end/linebacker Mario Williams once free agency begins. Schefter gave his answer on his ESPN blog. “It’s usually not the Patriot Way to pour their resources into one marquee player such as Williams,” wrote Schefter.  “He would be great in their system, and the...

Free agent DE Mario Williams is in Denver

Teams are not allowed to begin signing free agents until March 13th, and contacting them before that time would be considered tampering.  With that said, Houston Texans free agent defensive end Mario Williams is in Denver this evening, which could meaning nothing — but we’ll throw it out there. Mario Williams in at the Nuggets game.So is David Stern. — Colin Daniels (@southstands303...

Williams clearly biggest FA prize

Many were shocked when the Texans drafted Mario Williams No. 1 overall in 2006. Williams avoided the franchise tag on Monday and this time no one will question his place in the pecking order.

2012 NFL Free Agency Rumors

Now that teams are done handing out the franchise tag, free agency is just around the corner and this season should be another exciting season for free agency. There hasn’t been much to do in the last few weeks besides look at sportsbook reviews. Good thing free agency is ready to get started next week as free agency begins March 12. The biggest prize in free agency will be Mario...

Williams Will Be Top Prize in FA

Many pundits were astonished when the Texans passed on Reggie Bush to draft Mario Williams with the No. 1 overall pick in 2006. Williams avoided the franchise tag on Monday and this time when he hits the open market as a free agent, no one questions his place in the pecking order, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Chiefs place franchise tag on Dwayne Bowe

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Kansas City Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Bowe is clearly the Chiefs best receiver and it was vital for them to make sure they keep him around.  Now the goal will be to get him locked up with a long-term contract.  

Lions place the franchise tag on Cliff Avril

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Detroit Lions have placed the franchise tag on defensive end Cliff Avril. Avril was hoping to avoid being tagged, but there was no way the Lions would let him hit the open market as a free agent. The Lions will now have until July 15th to get a new deal done, or else Avril will be forced to play the 2012 season until the franchise tag.

Cowboys tag Anthony Spencer

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Dallas Cowboys have placed their franchise tag on linebacker Anthony Spencer. Spencer has been a bit of a disappointment for the Cowboys since he was drafted in the first round of the 2007 draft. But right now he’s the best option they have at outside linebacker and the Cowboys will look to get him signed to a multi-year deal...

Breaking News :Peyton Manning to be released !

According to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora the Colts plan to hold a press conference on Wednesday March 7th, to announce they will be releasing Peyton Manning making him a free agent immediately after. Stephen Ross get your wrist ready, start doing your exercises because you better be preparing to write Peyton one very large cheque. Ross and Ireland need to pull out everything...

Patriots could have interest in Mario Williams?

Mario Williams is the piece the New England Patriots have been missing since Willie McGinest. The failed Adalius Thomas experiment seemed to douse Bill Belichick’s desire for that dominating hybrid linebacker, choosing to use more moving parts than just one. However, having the franchise tag open for the one player they would rather not loose in Wes Welker and the fact that they...
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