Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Mario Williams to visit other teams
By James Walker
Former Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams began his free-agent tour in Buffalo. But that will not be his last stop.
ESPN's John Clayton reports Williams will continue to visit other teams before making his decision. The Buffalo Bills put the full-court press on Williams during the first day of free agency Tuesday. They reportedly picked up Williams via a private plane in North Carolina and spent the entire day with him in Buffalo. The Bills also plan to spend some time with Williams today.
The Bills are hoping to make Williams one of the NFL's highest-paid defensive players. Williams, a former No. 1 overall pick, is a game-changer who will add an immediate pass rush to Buffalo's defense.
Bills general manager Buddy Nix said the team will be aggressive in free agency, and he proved it by starting top shelf with Williams. It would've been in Buffalo's best interest to sign Williams before he visits other teams.
The Bills already lost out on free-agent receiver Robert Meachem, who agreed to terms with the San Diego Chargers while visiting Buffalo. The Bills have to hope they don't suffer the same fate with Williams.