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Report: Bills’ deal with Mario Williams “will be done”

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We noted this morning that Mario Williams and the Bills were getting closer to a contract, and now we have a report that the deal getting done is a sure thing.

Alex Marvez of quotes a source saying the deal “will be done.”

The deal will surely make Williams the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, and it’s the deal that the Bills have targeted from the outset of free agency. They brought Williams to Buffalo when free agency opened, and they’ve kept him there for two days trying to get a contract hammered out. Williams was thought to be on the verge of leaving to take other visits, but the Bills have given him a hard sell and now appear to have him in the fold.

Buffalo promised to make a splash at the start of free agency, and although it’s taken longer than expected, it looks like it’s about to get done.

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22 Responses to “Report: Bills’ deal with Mario Williams “will be done””
  1. sprest83 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:13 PM

    Good, I am tired of hearing about it!

  2. nynjtnbc says: Mar 15, 2012 12:13 PM

    Let’s go Buffalo!

  3. tluke25 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:14 PM

    It sounds like he is getting a boatload.

  4. sammyscrawfo says: Mar 15, 2012 12:15 PM

    Best D-Line in NFL.

  5. TSizzleBallSoHard says: Mar 15, 2012 12:15 PM

    Good for the Bills. After being irrelevant for so long it’s really good to see them making some big moves and starting to challenge the Pats and Jets. Next year will be a fun year for Bills fans.

  6. Andee says: Mar 15, 2012 12:15 PM

    They said they wanted to be out of free agency by Friday, so they’re still on schedule as far as I can see.

  7. nannymcsack says: Mar 15, 2012 12:16 PM

    now all they need is a quarterback some wide recievers a tight end an offensive line and a defensive secondary

  8. sedcontra97 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:16 PM

    Hope this signing doesn’t come back to haunt them, but I am happy for the team and their fans. Good to see them make a big splash.

  9. lou4695 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:17 PM

    Where you at Bills haters?

  10. scratchnpost1234 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:18 PM

    Get it done already, almost as sick of this as the Peyton place news.

  11. mataug says: Mar 15, 2012 12:18 PM

    so their defense will have Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams and Mario Williams in the front-seven… well that’s one positive step towards a return to the playoffs

  12. The Unlikely Expat says: Mar 15, 2012 12:19 PM

    I want a JPEG of his signature on the dotted line. He wont regret it. Look at how many former Bills players live in Western NY after retirement.

  13. nflfollower says: Mar 15, 2012 12:19 PM

    Good for buffalo. I hope this is true. Too many good players heading over to the NFC

  14. andyreidisfat says: Mar 15, 2012 12:36 PM

    Thank god! The bills will over pay for a very good player. IMO they are still no better than a 8-8 team. The bills would have been smarter to use that money to build a full team and then they could have drafted coples who is pretty much the same guy as Williams just younger and much much cheaper

  15. whatnojets says: Mar 15, 2012 12:37 PM

    Brinks is sending multiple trucks to haul the money from Buffalo to North Carolina!

    Wikipedia states:

    Mario Jerrel Williams (born January 31, 1985) is currently an American football defensive end for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was selected first overall by the Texans in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina State University.

  16. gotampabay52 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:38 PM

    hey way to go Bills you all deserve a good team now smash the Pats an Jets

  17. dstep24 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:39 PM

    This would actually matter if the Bills were close to contending. Instead you’ve probably thrown $50m guaranteed at a guy coming off a tear, and it does nothing to change the fact that Ryan Fitzpatrick is still your QB.

  18. mullman7675 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:46 PM

    Love it. Looking forward to the Bills taking over the AFC West.

  19. deadeye says: Mar 15, 2012 12:57 PM

    Good for Buffalo!!!

    Perhaps they can turn the corner and become a playoff contender in the near future. MW will help with that for sure.

  20. jollyrob68 says: Mar 15, 2012 1:10 PM

    Now make another splash and sign Mike Wallace.

  21. adamhansolo says: Mar 15, 2012 1:40 PM

    Are they switching to a 4-3? Or is Mario going to play linebacker again?

  22. zackattack006 says: Mar 15, 2012 1:51 PM

    I hate the Bills! But I have to admit, this is great for the AFC East. The more competition, the better.

    Let’s go Fins!!!

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