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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 if you want, but regardless, this new method for circumventing the salary cap ceiling could help the Bears get the guys they need in free agency to round out an already solid roster. Let's jump to look at the details of the new rule and how it could affect Chicago and our NFC North rivals.
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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...
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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...
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…
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.
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.
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.