Found February 16, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Mario Williams
TEAMS: Houston Texans
Who's the one free agent that helps your team the most? Pete Prisco has the answer, but there's a big problem: The Panthers, Cowboys, Packers and Raiders all need the same guy (Brandon Carr) and the Bills and Jags can't both have Mario Williams.

New CBA rule could boost Bears' activity in free agency

We're still a ways off from the Free Agency Period kicking in, but this weekend I saw something that could help new General Manager Phil Emery in his first offseason at the helm of da Bears. One of the wrinkles in last year's new CBA allows for teams to carry over their remaining cap space from one year to the next; we'll call it the Cap Carryover Clause, or triple C...

Could Mario Williams remain with the Houston Texans?

Expected to be one of the most sought after free agents in this year’s market, OLB/DE Mario Williams told reporters on Thursday that money is not the only thing he’s interested in. Mario Williams could easily become the highest paid defensive player in NFL history next month, but it appears he is sending out signals that he’d like to remain with the Houston Texans... - Patriots could make run at Texans' Williams - Patriots could make run at Texans' Williams: Now Mario Williams is a signing...

Why the urgency to re-sign Mario?

At age 27 Mario Williams has 53 career sacks. Despite the fact he played in just 5 games last season, no current player in the NFL as young as Williams has collected as many sacks. At the time of his injury in 2011, only three players had more sacks since Williams' rookie year in 2006: DeMarcus Ware, Jared Allen and Trent Cole. All of those players are older than Williams. Thus...

Texans face tough decision with Foster

The Texans are expected to make free agent pass rusher Mario Williams their top priority this offseason, but they aren’t expected to use the franchise tag to keep him. Houston would have to spend almost $23 million to keep Williams via the tag, and that would be nearly impossible considering how tight they are to…

Hard Choices

If the Texans hope to keep free agent Mario Williams, they'll have to open their wallets wide. Will they? Chris Burke has an idea, and more in his AFC South free agency preview.

PFT Live: What will the Texans do in the offseason?

Houston Chronicle beat reporter John McClain discusses the state of the Houston Texans. Mario Williams is set to be the prize of the 2012 free agent class. Could the Peyton Manning circus be coming to Houston? And can we expect any changes with the Hall of Fame selections.
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