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Set to become a premier prospect on the free agent circuit, there’s no question Mario Williams is about to get the big bucks.
Whether it’s from the Texans, or another team that attempts to pry him away, Super Mario will have a long list of suitors willing to fork over the cash.
Might the Pats be amongst that list?
As improbable as it sounds, considering their approach to the game, it’s a scenario that shouldn’t be discounted.
On Sunday, Pro Football Weekly speculated that the Patriots “could make a run at” Williams if indeed the 27-year-old hits the open market.
Of course, there’s plenty of reason to believe this is nothing more than early offseason conjecture.
In Bill Belichick’s tenure, the team has traditionally shied away from making a big splash in free agency, opting instead to build through the draft.
This year, however, they could look to buck that trend.
You know Belichick, ever the perfectionist, is still pulling his hair out after the Super Bowl loss to the Giants, when E...
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Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly believes Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots could try and sign Houston Texans defensive end/linebacker Mario Williams once he becomes a free agent on March 13th.
I honestly don’t see Belichick going after Williams, since he was still able to get a solid pass rush this season with Mark Anderson, Vince Wilfork and Andre Carter. And just...
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Mario Williams has recorded 241 total tackles, 53.0 sacks and 11 forced fumbles in 82 starts in the NFL. The star pass-rusher is expected to become a sizzling commodity in 2012 NFL Free Agency.
In what was considered a very questionable call, Williams was selected first overall in the 2006 NFL Draft just ahead of the likes of Vince Young and Reggie...
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…
The Texans have salary cap concerns and a lot of key players to take care of. Arian Foster is a restricted free agent. Pro Bowl center Chris Myers is a free agent. Starting guard Mike Briesel is a free agent. Add it all up, and it will be very difficult to keep Mario Williams. John…
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.
Every year, Pete Prisco of CBS Sports puts together a much-anticipated list of the Top 50 free agents. It’s not based on overall talent right now, but it’s compiled judging “bang for the buck,” Prisco writes.
Texans LB Mario Williams is the No. 1 player, and that’s not a surprise. But what may be surprising is that with nearly 20 free agents, the Patriots just have one...