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Report: Bills “fully expect” to sign Mario Williams, Robert Meachem

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The Bills planned to make a big splash in free agency.  If they get their way, they’ll do a Ted Washington cannonball from the high dive.

Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 in Buffalo reports that the Bills “fully expect” to sign Texans defensive end Mario Williams and Saints receiver Robert Meachem within the next 24 hours.

Williams, the first overall pick in the 2006 draft, would be the biggest free agent since Reggie White, but for the presence of Peyton Manning on the market.  Choosing Buffalo would breathe life and legitimacy into a franchise that long has been ignored.

Meachem, who started slowly in New Orleans after joining the team via round one of the 2007 draft, would be paired with Stevie Johnson, giving quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick another weapon.

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74 Responses to “Report: Bills “fully expect” to sign Mario Williams, Robert Meachem”
  1. bvolke says: Mar 13, 2012 9:07 PM

    No one can ever say Ralph Wilson is cheap ever again! LET’S GO BUFFALO!!!!!

    WELCOME MARIO! NO ONE CIRCLES THE WAGONS LIKE THE BUFFALO BILLS!!

  2. rip4gehrig says: Mar 13, 2012 9:09 PM

    Mario, I know you want to get paid but do you not want to win a Super Bowl or two?

  3. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 13, 2012 9:10 PM

    Tom Brady just peed a little. Rex needs a change of diaper and Peyton is looking for real estate in Denver.
    Mario Williams, Dareus, Williams, and Merriman. Wow.

  4. gobills716 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:10 PM

    glad I made a bet last week in Vegas 70:1 the Bills win the Super Bowl.

  5. fitzmagicformvp says: Mar 13, 2012 9:11 PM

    THANK YOU!!!!

    The Bills will be RELEVANT again…. watch out NFL!!!!!

  6. bucrightoff says: Mar 13, 2012 9:11 PM

    Awesome, lets hope Buffalo can do what the Jets couldn’t: Take New England down

  7. drumnw says: Mar 13, 2012 9:12 PM

    as a dolphins fan, i wish i was a bills fan today

  8. onthewagonsince90 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:12 PM

    Bruce smith ahold show up at that dinner… I think 1 bills dr makes it happen.

  9. leocrow says: Mar 13, 2012 9:12 PM

    I hope the Pacific is as blue as its been in my dreams. I HOPE.

  10. buffalowned says: Mar 13, 2012 9:12 PM

    BILLS BABY HAHAHA

  11. mabidi107 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:12 PM

    on behalf of all Bills fans…..

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  12. AlanSaysYo says: Mar 13, 2012 9:13 PM

    It’s been a long time since I said this about the Bills, but, coming from a Dolphins fan, I don’t like where this is headed.

  13. fitzmagic1212 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:13 PM

    no longer are we a laughing stock!! i love my team and the direction we are going!!

  14. stubbyjones says: Mar 13, 2012 9:13 PM

    Get it done OBD!! Go Bills!!

  15. txndave says: Mar 13, 2012 9:13 PM

    Mario Williams= INJURY

  16. bjcorradoua says: Mar 13, 2012 9:14 PM

    As a Bills fan, I am excited and cautious…I need to see these signings become official before I believe anything.

  17. sketchydave says: Mar 13, 2012 9:14 PM

    Oh snap son.

    What up buffalo!!

    #BillsMafia

  18. mmarm300 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:14 PM

    simply amazing

  19. billsfan27 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:15 PM

    Go get ‘em, Buddy!

  20. mmarm300 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:15 PM

    simply amazing

  21. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 13, 2012 9:15 PM

    Wow, just wow. First year as a season ticket holder, and I am pumped. Even if they don’t sign, this is a wonderful sign! Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey could be the next Marv Levy and Bill Polian.

  22. dolfan1 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:15 PM

    Bills “fully expect” to sign Mario Williams, Robert Meachem and they will still Suck!

  23. donfocker89 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:15 PM

    I will rosterbate all over my laptop if we sign these guys tonight.

  24. tropboi11 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:15 PM

    I’m not a Bills fan but go Bills! Now you can put the Jets at the basement of that division, that will make a lot of people happy

  25. prosourcetalk says: Mar 13, 2012 9:16 PM

    Well played Bills

  26. bcgreg says: Mar 13, 2012 9:16 PM

    Seriously? Buffalo?

  27. quadassio says: Mar 13, 2012 9:16 PM

    And this is the reason they have never won a Superbowl.

  28. bobothegreatest says: Mar 13, 2012 9:17 PM

    Bills “fully expect” to sign Mario Williams.

    Bills “fully expect” to win AFC East too.

    I “fully expect” them to do neither…

  29. flash1283 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:17 PM

    Still not as good as the Patriots!

  30. crazycane says: Mar 13, 2012 9:18 PM

    And with this, the line in the sand as been drawn for the battle for 3rd place in the divsion. Go rot away in Buffalo

  31. bigfing says: Mar 13, 2012 9:19 PM

    Hope so

  32. staffordsyear says: Mar 13, 2012 9:19 PM

    Probly the last team in the league i would see williams go to..but good for you buffalo,i hope things get turned around for ya.

  33. cjepp says: Mar 13, 2012 9:20 PM

    Winners make Losers, Winners. Welcome to Buffalo.

  34. mempusa says: Mar 13, 2012 9:21 PM

    maaaaaan it must really suck in Buffalo if you can be offered to be the highest paid player in the league on your side of the ball and you still tell them you’re gonna think about it! HAHA!

    I think the Bills are prepped for a huge year without Mario Williams or Meachem assuming they’ll be healthier than last year. Adding these two will make them a solid contender. I’ve never been to Buffalo but seriously, how bad can it be that you would actually turn that down?

  35. dspyank2k11 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:21 PM

    It hasnt happened yet Bills faithful. Just wait and see. I dnt want to hear about anyone jumping off any bridges tomorrow if something goes awry.

    THAT being said.

    “please please please please”

  36. jtchernak says: Mar 13, 2012 9:21 PM

    I love how all the bills fans all of sudden come out of hibernation after that epic collapse last year haha super owls aren’t won in the offseason

  37. zonedogz says: Mar 13, 2012 9:22 PM

    Peyton Manning better rethink any plans to sign with Miami
    once Super Mario joins Marcel Dareus, Kyle Williams and Chris Kelsay on the revamped LIGHTS OUT Bills D!

  38. sirdrinksalot says: Mar 13, 2012 9:22 PM

    txndave says: Mar 13, 2012 9:13 PM

    Mario Williams= INJURY
    _____________________________
    Never missed a game in his first four years. Tore a pectoral muscle, which is a fluke. Get your facts straight hater.

  39. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Mar 13, 2012 9:22 PM

    Um, so who has the Bengals signed with their NFL leading $49 million bucks?

  40. chaosthepitbull says: Mar 13, 2012 9:22 PM

    As a life long Bills fan, this is the best news I’ve heard in over a decade…. Just finish the deals !!!

  41. hottubtodd says: Mar 13, 2012 9:22 PM

    The Bills have been the “Ugly Girl” of the NFL for more than a decade. The media paints the city as a Siberian wasteland when in reality, the weather isn’t much worse than Cleveland or Boston. They call them cheap, which is a fair assessment. But if these signings take place, and add the Stevie Johnson signing. It is a HUGE step toward reviving the name of a team with a hungry fan base. It puts them in the news, and it sends a message that Siberia isn’t so bad. Sure they will have to overpay to make it happen, but that’s OK they have been saving money for 10 years.

  42. berniesboys says: Mar 13, 2012 9:23 PM

    As a Browns fan, it’s hard to toe the “build through the draft” party line when teams like Buffalo in comparable markets go off in free agency. After 20+ years of hearing Cleveland is too cold a destination for free agents…Buffalo??

  43. rickastleydancemoves says: Mar 13, 2012 9:24 PM

    Well Mario, winning isn’t everthing huh?

  44. joeinoh says: Mar 13, 2012 9:24 PM

    I wish I were a Bills fan, not a pathetic Browns fan. We suck.

  45. trugger says: Mar 13, 2012 9:24 PM

    Nice Shawshank pull Reds

  46. tone360 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:24 PM

    Nooooooo!

  47. tigerlilac says: Mar 13, 2012 9:25 PM

    The psychology of teams in the AFL East appears fragile. That’s what happens when one team dominates a division for ten years and looks to dominate for another five.

    Miami has an owner that has fallen in love with Peyton Manning and gave away the team’s best (or second best) offensive player to make the Dolphins more attractive to the free agent quarterback. The New York Jets have guaranteed more contracts than AIG while extending a coddled quarterback they nicknamed “Sanchize”. Now, the Bills are “breathing life” into the franchise by breaking the bank in free agency.

    What will the Patriots possibly do to compete? They will sign some relatively inexpensive free agents that want to play in New England and maybe spend a little more on a key position or two. Then they will do what they always do, draft a plethora of players with the extra picks they have stockpiled.

  48. gorilladik81 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:26 PM

    REPORT: Bills will still suck, will secure third place in the AFC East with these signings.

  49. scottbmti says: Mar 13, 2012 9:27 PM

    congrats buffalo….hope springs eternal…but I’m still feeling pretty good about being a Pats fan. Brandon Lloyd coming aboard, an add at RB if BLGE leaves, 2 firsts and 2 seconds again this year…oh yeah….and Brady and BB.

    Nice to see you improving, but I’ll stick with tacking another 5 years of AFC East dominance on to the decade plus we’ve already had.

    When Brady and BB cal it quits, maybe you’ll have a shot.

  50. whitemike55 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:29 PM

    As a Texans fan, it’s sad to see him go. Buffalo is going to get a Freak athlete. Only if he could “Turn it on” for every play.

    Best of luck to you Mario. I can’t blame you for chasing the $$$.

    Warm weather, 1st class facilities, and #2 defense here in Houston.

    Buffalo on other hand, Cold bad stadium, and avg. team at best.

  51. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 13, 2012 9:29 PM

    Dude, whoever mentioned Merriman, bad form. A line consisting of Williams, Williams, Dareus, Kelsay and a potential 1st round pick is damn scary if you ask me. We will have depth too, Spencer Johnson is no slouch, same with Alex Carrington. Lets just hope Shep can develop at stuffing the run, and maybe, just maybe, we can sign Landry. Thats a pretty formidable interior D. And, whats great, is all this team really needs is a single Big splash in FA to make it over the hump, the Bills aren’t built like the Eagles, Cowboys, ‘Skins, or Raiders. They have a lot of youthful, homegrown talent, along with the necessary FA Veterans.

  52. fuaholes says: Mar 13, 2012 9:30 PM

    Oh silly Buffalo fans…you’re still gonna suck. As long as Brady and Belichick are around you will be irrelevant. Signing FA’s to massive contracts doesn’t equate to championships. Silly Buffalo fans.

    Go Pats.

  53. conormacleod says: Mar 13, 2012 9:30 PM

    There’s a guy in here that thinks free agents are looking at which teams will win the most games, rather than just taking the highest bidder. That’s cute.

  54. tonyugoh says: Mar 13, 2012 9:32 PM

    I never thought I would see the day Buffalo steals the free agency headlines, but congrats to them.

  55. andrewfbrowne says: Mar 13, 2012 9:36 PM

    Raise your hand if you saw this coming.

    Wow, Bills GM only person with hand in air.

  56. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 13, 2012 9:37 PM

    Gonna be a serious defense to reckon with. Guess they liked the Giants formula for closing out the Pats. Brady is gonna so banged up by the time the playoffs come, the whole league owes the Bills a thank you.

  57. portnoychunk says: Mar 13, 2012 9:37 PM

    When was the last time a team made these kind of huge free agent moves and was one of the last 2 teams standing at the end of the year? Buffalo fans should think about getting their team to 8-8 before worrying about anything else.

  58. IainRWB says: Mar 13, 2012 9:43 PM

    As a Jets fan I’m excited about these moves. The better our rivals are, the better we need to be to beat them. I’d rather see my team trying to be excellent than winning a weak division and finding ourselves overmatched in the playoffs.

  59. m00se78 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:44 PM

    Tom Brady just peed a little. Rex needs a change of diaper and Peyton is looking for real estate in Denver.
    Mario Williams, Dareus, Williams, and Merriman. Wow.
    *******************************************

    You did not just try to insinuate that Shawn Merriman has something left in the tank; are you serious?!?

  60. weaponx73 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:44 PM

    Maybe a team will start smacking down the Patriots on a regular basis . . . you know other than the Giants.

  61. micbg77 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:45 PM

    let’s go buffalo!!! I am getting stoked just thinking about it. WATCH OUT BRADY1

  62. Matt says: Mar 13, 2012 9:45 PM

    Can they hold the Super Bowl parade early? I’m thinking tomorrow sounds about right. The Bills haven’t even signed Mario yet and you’d think it was a done deal if you read their fans reactions right here.

    Listen here Bills fans, I’m a Raiders fan, and just because Al Davis said his 2010 team (and his 2009 team, and his 2008 team, and his 2007 team, etc) was going to win the Super Bowl, doesn’t mean it’d happen. He also compared Jason Campbell to Jim Plunkett. In my neck of the woods, assumptions are not fact. The Bills may “fully expect” Williams to sign but he’ll seriously think twice. He can make big money elsewhere with a better shot to win titles.

  63. jolink653 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:45 PM

    can we at least wait until the contracts are actually signed before all you bills fans get all pumped up? and for the record as a patriots fan even if you were to get mario williams the bills still don’t scare me

  64. cabalogia says: Mar 13, 2012 9:47 PM

    rumors are 7 years 110 million

  65. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 13, 2012 9:48 PM

    @portnoychunk

    Maybe not right away, but it worked for the ’90’s Packers, Reggie white made that team a perennial Playoff team, not Brett Favre.

  66. duster1982 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:49 PM

    Wow, lots of unnecesaty Bills hate. Grow up people. It’s not ridiculous for the Bills or their fans to be excited about this if it’s true.

  67. sirdrinksalot says: Mar 13, 2012 9:50 PM

    There are a lot of haters in this blog. Go Bills.

  68. randolph32 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:57 PM

    Someone tell me when this Circus story is over….I just don’t see it, but call me blind….

  69. waldoampere says: Mar 13, 2012 9:57 PM

    Fitzpatrick is Sanchez and Flacco without the playoff wins.

  70. kylemc1986 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:57 PM

    Doesn’t Super Mario know you’re more likely to find a super bowl trophy than an attractive female in Buffalo…

  71. mwcarolina says: Mar 13, 2012 9:59 PM

    the best DE they have had since likely Bruce Smith, if they get him. that would be huge and would help vs the patroits.

  72. sschmiggles says: Mar 13, 2012 10:08 PM

    bearsrulepackdrool says:
    Mar 13, 2012 9:10 PM
    Tom Brady just peed a little. Rex needs a change of diaper and Peyton is looking for real estate in Denver.
    Mario Williams, Dareus, Williams, and Merriman.
    _______________________

    Who is Merriman supposed to scare?

  73. madsqgrdn says: Mar 13, 2012 10:58 PM

    bucrightoff says:
    Mar 13, 2012 9:11 PM
    Awesome, lets hope Buffalo can do what the Jets couldn’t: Take New England down

    ———–

    You mean like go to new England and beat them in a playoff game like the Sanchez and jets did a little while ago. I’m happy for the bills and Thier fans.. The jets used to be the team that never made the playoffs and couldn’t sign any stars I know how you guys feel. Just relax.. Because in what was supposedly a disastrous 8 and 8 season the jets still swept the bills pretty easily.

  74. pezzi2943 says: Mar 14, 2012 1:17 AM

    happy the bills didn’t sign Meacheam at the price the Chargers paid for him. Stevie barely makes more than that and he is much much better

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