DE Mario Williams to visit Bills

March, 13, 2012
3/13/12
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The Buffalo Bills are the first to strike in the Mario Williams sweepstakes. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Buffalo will meet with Williams Tuesday night.

The AFC East blog predicted Williams would be on Buffalo's wish list weeks ago. The Bills' pass-rush was horrendous last year and Williams can help change that.

The biggest issue is can the Bills close this meeting with a contract? Buffalo has the money and cap space to make Williams one of the NFL's highest-paid players. General manager Buddy Nix said the team won't be afraid to spend to the cap this year.

But Williams will get plenty of interest. The Bills are a losing franchise and in a city that's not desirable for top NFL free agents. The Bills will try to convince Williams tonight to spend possibly the rest of his career in Buffalo and be part of a rebuilding effort before other teams get to make their pitch.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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