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Bills, Mario “getting closer to a deal”

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In Buffalo, there will be white smoke at some point on Thursday.  The question is whether it will be coming from the chimney at the team’s facility (if, you know, it has a chimney) or from the jet that will be carrying Mario Williams to his next destination.

For now, the smart money is on the chimney.

A source with knowledge of the negotiations tells PFT that Williams and the Bills are “getting closer to a deal.”

Stay tuned.

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37 Responses to “Bills, Mario “getting closer to a deal””
  1. thrasherm316 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:50 AM

    Get this done!!!

  2. glac1 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:50 AM

    Every year the same six or seven teams go “ape” during free agency. How many titles have these teams won??? NONE! Champions are built from within.

  3. md228010 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:50 AM

    Mario is about to get paid the highest contract ever for a Defensive End or D player for that matter……

  4. evilboy128 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:51 AM

    Been hearing this for (quite Literally) DAYS!!! If the Bills don’t make it happen…then quite a black eye on the Bills Front Office

  5. tolan04 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:52 AM

    I can’t take this anymore. Bills fans are just not used to these negotiations. ugh.

  6. The Unlikely Expat says: Mar 15, 2012 10:52 AM

    It is 11PM here in Taiwan, and I am staying up because I really want to see this happen. This would be the biggest signing for Buffalo since Jim Kelly came to town in 1986. Let’s Go Buffalo!

  7. tcostant says: Mar 15, 2012 10:54 AM

    Good thing Mario didn’t bring his future wife for the tour in the winter!

  8. wwwmattcom says: Mar 15, 2012 10:55 AM

    I can’t wait to see the numbers.

  9. snowpea84 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:55 AM

    Who would ever choose to sign with the Bills?

  10. nynjtnbc says: Mar 15, 2012 10:55 AM

    Over / under for wins for Buffalo if Mario signs? It’s gotta go from 5.5 to at least 7.5, right?

  11. tallguyme says: Mar 15, 2012 10:55 AM

    Mario Williams would be stupid not to visit a few other teams.

  12. phillyphil005 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:55 AM

    This will put the world on notice that the Buffalo Bills are back, and are serious about contending.

    AFC East teams especially, BEWARE!

  13. wwwmattcom says: Mar 15, 2012 10:56 AM

    This is the equivalent to Polian/Levy signing Cornelius Bennett.

  14. pedroherce says: Mar 15, 2012 10:56 AM

    Give Tom Hell

  15. wtfru2 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:57 AM

    I feel another fat albert deal going on…..

  16. Stiller43 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:57 AM

    Casey hampton took a pay cut to return to the steelers.

  17. ebeg420 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:02 AM

    Bills fans, you deserve this….it would be great for the NFL. Great fans in Buffalo, just like us in Philly.

  18. rpiotr01 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:03 AM

    I think it’s clear that Mario had just painted his car blue and red and didn’t want to have to get it re-painted.

  19. kgunforhire says: Mar 15, 2012 11:03 AM

    We’ve been hearing the same thing for the past two days. Bills beat reporters are saying he’s back at Bills HQ but mention nothing about a deal being close.

  20. jimmywalker78 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:15 AM

    Goes to show you how awful the prospect of living and playing in Buffalo really are! He’s been there for how long now and still hasn’t signed? Sounds like they are pretty much holding him hostage until he signs.

  21. wwwmattcom says: Mar 15, 2012 11:19 AM

    Glac1.
    when was the last time Buffalo went Ape in FA. Terrell Owens 1 year deal? Is that bananas?

  22. Davo says: Mar 15, 2012 11:20 AM

    An I actually believed Williams when he said (paraphrasing slightly) that money would not be the deciding factor in his next move. He’s not going to Buffalo to win SB’s, let’s face it!

  23. TurdSandwich says: Mar 15, 2012 11:20 AM

    So goes Mario into the Great Winter Abyss. Was nice when you in the NFL..

  24. solidmarine says: Mar 15, 2012 11:27 AM

    I’m going to enjoy watching Nate Solder plant this dude into the turf for the next seven years or so.

  25. airplayful says: Mar 15, 2012 11:28 AM

    ebeg420 says:
    Mar 15, 2012 11:02 AM
    Bills fans, you deserve this….it would be great for the NFL. Great fans in Buffalo, just like us in Philly.

    ————–
    Does that mean we’d boo Santa?

    Kidding….Thank you.

  26. bonzai2oo says: Mar 15, 2012 11:28 AM

    SuperMario, stay a Texan. You’re about to go to the Superbowl here. Don’t go!!!

  27. joetoronto says: Mar 15, 2012 11:29 AM

    I think we can all agree that the Bills are severely going to overpay, like big time.

    Having said that, he’s only one player. How does a massive deal like that affect other positions of need?

    Something to think about.

  28. sammyscrawfo says: Mar 15, 2012 11:29 AM

    Mario apparently looking for homes to buy in Buffalo….. Yessssssssir!!

  29. whatnojets says: Mar 15, 2012 11:29 AM

    Maybe Mario is having problems signing his name.

    Mr. Wilson: Just put an “X” on the dotted line, Mario.

  30. airplayful says: Mar 15, 2012 11:29 AM

    snowpea84 says:
    Mar 15, 2012 10:55 AM
    Who would ever choose to sign with the Bills?

    ———————-

    Last time that was heard….Reggie White/Green Bay. That turned out to be pretty good.

  31. robertp72383 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:31 AM

    To every ignorant poster who says that this proves he’s “all about the money”.

    Not everyone is a little b—- frontrunner who just wants to latch onto an already-made champion.

    A true leader MAKES someone a contender.

    Let’s go BUFFALO.

  32. duerson1985 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:44 AM

    Why the Bill of all teams? Have fun fighting for 3rd with the Dolphins.

  33. bigwinintx says: Mar 15, 2012 11:46 AM

    Mario Williams is an oft injured player, and the only reason the Texans wanted him back was because Wade Phillips wanted him in the 3 -4 which Williams originally whined about because he had never played standing up.

    Once he got into Wade’s system, Mario was like a kid in a candy store… Until he got injured again!

    Check his chart:
    Sports hernia
    Turf toe
    Torn pectoral muscle

    It’s hard to find a season where Mario didn’t have an injury which slowed down his momentum.

    Good luck with that Bills’ fans!

  34. mrbigass says: Mar 15, 2012 11:59 AM

    He’s having a hard time signing because…….well, it’s Buffalo.

  35. cowboy1967 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:02 PM

    Dallas morning news is reporting Mario to visit cowboys Thursday afternoon. Its hard for teams like Buffalo and Pittsburgh to compete in free agency. The cities are so dreary and the franchises are poorly managed.

  36. seahawksfan25 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:02 PM

    He bout to get Calvin Johnson money

  37. fu7ur3pr00f says: Mar 15, 2012 12:08 PM

    I’m sure his fiancee is the one most excited about the money.

    Lock down that pre-nup Mario, don’t need to be giving her half in a couple years – ala Kobe and Strahan.

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