Report: Giants hosting Mario Williams, could sign him before visit ends


Free agent defensive end Mario Williams is scheduled to visit the Giants, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Giants have a chance to sign Williams before the visit ends.

Williams, released last week by the Bills, has also visited the Dolphins. Even though Williams is 31 and is coming off a subpar season, he’s in demand because so many teams are looking for pass rushers.

Mike Garofolo of FOX Sports reported Sunday night that the Jaguars are interested in meeting with Williams as well.

Williams had five sacks last season, snapping a streak of three straight double-digit sack seasons. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft has 96 career sacks.

The Giants are also planning to meet with ex-Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson. Upgrading their defense and specifically the pass rush is an offseason priority, and the defensive end position is especially important because Jason Pierre-Paul and Robert Ayers are eligible to hit the free agent market this week.

Johnson has visits set up with the Giants and Buccaneers.

25 responses to “Report: Giants hosting Mario Williams, could sign him before visit ends

  1. Big price tag and he comes with as many question marks as plus signs. If only he was injury prone too then Reese wouldn’t just sign him, he would probably marry him on the spot

  2. Sign him for 2 years – incentive based, sign johnson for 2 years, retain JPP for 1 year, sign ayers for 3 years.

    Get it done Jerry, you bum!

  3. He would fit in like a charm in the Giants defense.

    If they get Zeke Elliott & Cruz can come back with a 50 catch season, the Giants are a threat.

  4. 12brichandfamous says:
    Mar 6, 2016 7:57 PM
    No deals signed until Tuesday at 4…. PFT JUST POSTED THAT EARLIER TODAY. they can agree in principle and that is it.

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    He was cut, he can sign whenever he wants.

  5. Yep, put another finger in the dike….
    A complete rebuild and they fired the wrong guy, this from a Dallas fan. The NFC East will not miss TC, but we bless the Giants keeping Reese.

    Have fun!

  6. Odd, I thought the giants were one of those “championship teams that build through the draft”. In other words… at one point or another all teams use free agency.

  7. They should sign him. It makes since. They probably had at least 10 million a year ear marked for jpp. Obviously he’s no where near worth that much money now. They could probably get Mario for 8-9 mill and still bring jpp back for only 2-3 more.

  8. Mario is a guy who laid down last year because as a professional football being paid one of the top 10 salaries for his position didn’t like his boss’s plan.

    He is what is wrong with the contracts. Mario danced with every right tackle he faced last year, some rookies so he would get injured. This piece of crap bailed on his teammates, coaches and fans.

    One could only hope the rest of the NFL had some backbones had left this baby on the shelve. He should have had to pay back his salary for that joke performance.

    Contacts shouldn’t be guaranteed, in fact they should be incentive based to promote effort every game.

    Mario is a waste of money

  9. Why wouldn’t he go to the Jaguars? They’ve got all sorts of cap space, their offense is on the up and up, he’d be a fine mentor for Dante Fowler, and they’re playing in a terrible division. Oh, and no state tax.

    Hell, that’s what I’d be telling him if I was his agent.

  10. Mario quit on his team last year because he didn’t like the defensive scheme. I don’t wish injury on anybody, but I hope the rest of his career is terrible.

  11. mcjon22 says:
    Mar 6, 2016 8:24 PM

    So, JPP to Miami then

    One Mickey Mouse is enough.

  12. You know if he signs with the Giants this mean that every one of you who commented on how dumb the Dolphins would be and how they are in Cap Hell or how they always try to win the FA SB signing him would be wrong. Imagine that? All you professional NFL Consultants commenting without any facts whatsoever.

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