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Bills open camp without Mario Williams on field

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Bills defensive end Mario Williams said Saturday his turbulent offseason wasn’t weighing on his mind.

 

But something’s apparently weighing on his foot, as he didn’t practice with his teammates when they opened camp last night.

According to Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News, Williams was in uniform, but didn’t practice because of a sore foot.

“Mario reported to our athletic training staff that he had a sore foot,” Bills coach Doug Marrone said. “So what we wanted to do was hold him out of practice and let our medical staff evaluate him. . . .

 

“It’s not a disappointment from a standpoint of, ‘Gosh, I wish the player was out here for the rest of the team.’ It’s more of a disappointment for the individual. Mario’s put in a lot of hard work, went in the playbook and did a lot of work this offseason.”

Williams offered no specifics on the injury, and pointed questions about his condition to Marrone.

Having him healthy and ready to contribute will be a huge factor in the success or failure of new coordinator Mike Pettine’s defense, so the sooner he’s out there learning it, the better.

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5 Responses to “Bills open camp without Mario Williams on field”
  1. bygd1 says: Jul 29, 2013 8:33 AM

    This guy is turning into a Huge Headache, Bust for the Bills, not worth the money they have invested!

  2. Florio_Jr. says: Jul 29, 2013 8:50 AM

    $100M of whining and excuses. Couldn’t happen to a better city.

  3. tsizzlehotpiss says: Jul 29, 2013 9:08 AM

    SHOCKER! Another year with Mario Williams missing practices due to some minor, non-specific injury. This guy is ridiculous…….

  4. jgods22 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:15 AM

    its been one year invested he started last year with an injured wrist which is a pretty integral part to playing the DE position and finished the year with 10.5 sacks

  5. gonzoforbills says: Jul 29, 2013 11:31 AM

    Probably injured his foot kicking his fiancee to the curb…

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