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It is easy to be frustrated at the moment if you are a New York Jets fan. The Buffalo Bills signed Mario Williams and have already been crowned the best defense in the AFC East but you should know better than anybody not to buy into March coronations, right? While your anger is justified at right tackle until a player not named Hunter or Ducasse is starting, the Jets do appear to be preparing for action at other positions.
Most notably, highly coveted safety Reggie Nelson will be coming in for a visit tomorrow. Considering what is left on the safety market and Nelson’s skill set, the Jets shouldn’t let him leave the building without a contract. He is coming off a very good season for the Bengals and would provide much needed athleticism and ball skills to the safety position.
Chaz Schilens is also coming in for a visit and the Jets do expect to sign him in the coming days. Schilens has good upside and as long as the Jets give him a low cost, incentive laden contract, this has the potential to be a smart move. However, a signing of Schilens could stop a return from either Jerricho Cotchery or Braylon Edwards, both of whom would like to start. It is my impression that the Jets are signing Schilens to start opposite of Santonio Holmes and if they do that, look for them to not consider bringing back Edwards or Cotchery, as unpopular of move that will be with fans.
At quarterback, Drew Stanton visited the team today and Brady Quinn is coming in tomorrow. Quinn is a bigger name than Stanton who also has more NFL experience. Yet, keep in mind Quinn’s NFL struggles and not his flashy name when you are screaming for him after three straight incompletions from Mark Sanchez in a pre-season game.
Beyond that, do not sleep on the Jets becoming active in the trade market in the coming weeks.
BEST OF MAXIM
WAGONS WERE CIRCLED
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...
With so much happening this week, feel free to label this mailbag in one of two ways -- the first one of free agency, or the last one before St. Patrick's Day. Since there were no questions about the latter, the former might be more appropriate. Now, let's run through all of your free-agent inquiries. With the Bills signing Mario Williams, how will this affect the draft and...
Mario Williams will get the richest deal ever given to an NFL defensive player. After having a great start to his career, the ex-Housto Texan has a new home. Not a big suprise to most, but the money was though. The Buffal Bills gave Williams a 6 year/ $100 million contract. $50 million of that is guaranteed. With Williams coming to the Buffalo Bills...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
It happened. Finally. It was so shocking I almost didn’t believe it was real life. Then rain dripped on me on my way out the door to work and I realized this was, indeed, real life and not a dream. Which made it even more unbelievable that Mario Williams is now officially a Buffalo Bill.
This is big. Not “big” like when the Bills signed Shawne Merriman and all these fans were...
James Flippin ( @james_flippin ) and Jeff Costello ( @jcos97 ) get after it during this edition of Turnpike Throwdown … Kyle Flippin ( @kyleflippin ) of www.footballnation.com joins the show to share his thoughts on the NFL free agency carousel … Mario Williams … Peyton Manning … Mike D’Antoni … Phillies
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