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Mario Williams | Defensive Lineman | #94

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 300
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (1) / HOU
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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Dolphins DE Mario Williams (ankle) will play Week 12 against the 49ers.
Williams sat out last week after injuring his ankle in Week 10, but he is ready to get back on the field. Williams only has 1.5 sacks, but he was getting plenty of pressure before going down. His return is a nice boost for a strong defensive line. Nov 27 - 8:35 AM

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Mario Williams (ankle) returned to practice on Friday.

That gives him at least a chance to suit up Sunday against Los Angeles. Williams sprained his ankle last week in a win over the Chargers. Adam Gase said earlier this week that Williams was "not where he wants to be," but obviously he's made some progress over the last couple days.
Nov 18 - 2:50 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Mario Williams (ankle) is "not where he wants to be."

Williams was able to avoid a high-ankle sprain in last week's win over San Diego but his status for Week 11 is very much in question. "Hopefully he’ll feel better by the end of the week, but right now, he’s not where he wants to be," said Gase. "We’ll see how this progresses as the week goes on." Williams has earned PFF's 12th-highest grade among 4-3 defensive ends this year.
Nov 16 - 8:01 PM

Mario Williams (ankle) is day to day.

It sounds like Williams avoided a high-ankle sprain against the Chargers. Williams doesn't have a sack since Week 1, but Pro Football Focus has charted him as generating consistent pressure.
Nov 14 - 1:27 PM

Mario Williams exited Week 10 against the Chargers with an ankle injury.

Williams exited in the second half and was seen without his helmet on the sidelines. He is officially questionable to return. Williams was having a good game, helping the Dolphins keep consistent pressure on Philip Rivers.
Nov 13 - 6:42 PM

Dolphins DC Vance Joseph believes Mario Williams has begun to play better because he's trying harder.

Playing in a "revenge game" against his former team Buffalo on Sunday, Williams had one of his best efforts of the season. He's looked improved since Joseph publicly called out his effort 11 days ago. "Once he played harder he obviously is going to play better," Joseph said. Although he's now 31, Williams still has more than enough juice left to make an impact if he wants to.
Oct 24 - 1:45 PM

Dolphins DC Vance Joseph said DE Mario Williams "has to play better."

Joseph also questioned Williams' effort, which was an issue in Buffalo last season when he posted just five sacks. He is on pace for just three this year. The former All-Pro has been a profound disappointment.
Source: ESPN
Oct 13 - 12:26 PM

Dolphins DE Mario Williams (concussion) is active for Week 2 against the Patriots.

Williams had been expected to be cleared all along. He is part of a defensive line rotation for Miami's defense.
Sep 18 - 11:29 AM

Dolphins DE Mario Williams (concussion, questionable) is expected to play Week 2.

Williams somewhat surprisingly returned to a full practice on Friday. Coach Adam Gase said Williams is not yet out of the concussion protocol, but he is expected to play barring a setback. Williams was a big factor in the Dolphins' surprising performance in Seattle last week.
Sep 17 - 9:33 AM

Dolphins DE Mario Williams (concussion, questionable) returned to a full practice on Friday.

He looks poised to play Sunday against New England. It's a huge boost to Miami's pass rush and will likely keep Martellus Bennett on the line to block.
Sep 16 - 1:18 PM

Dolphins DE Mario Williams (concussion) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

The Dolphins haven't ruled him out yet but if Williams doesn't return to practice by Friday, he'll have little chance of suiting up against New England in Week 2. Adam Gase said the team will use a committee to replace Williams if he can't go on Sunday.
Sep 15 - 2:58 PM

Dolphins DE Mario Williams left Sunday's opener with a concussion.

Williams was forced from the game late in the fourth quarter. Andre Branch replaced him in the lineup and would start opposite Jason Jones if Mario misses time. Cameron Wake has been reduced to a situational pass rusher.
Sep 11 - 6:44 PM

Mario Williams said playing in the Dolphins' scheme is "much sweeter" than playing with the Bills last season.

Williams was openly critical of the Bills' game plan last year, but he seems to have found a happy home in Miami. "You’re giving us the green light. So you go," Williams said. "We don’t have any other responsibilities, really, just go." With serious questions in the secondary, the Dolphins will need Williams and company to get plenty of pressure this season.
Sep 6 - 10:23 AM

Mario Williams said he is "very fortunate" to be returning to a scheme he feels comfortable playing.

"[DC Vance Joseph] is really relying on the guys up front to turn it loose and get after it, which is what most of us are accustomed to doing," Williams said. "It’s exciting for us knowing [we can] cut it loose." Williams showed little effort playing in a system he was openly unhappy with last year in Buffalo, but he has had nothing but praise for his new coaching staff. The Dolphins are banking on a bounceback season for the 31-year-old.
May 26 - 8:50 AM

Mario Williams plans to give the Dolphins "the best attitude" he's ever had.

Williams wasn't happy with his role on the Bills last season and voiced his displeasure by giving minimal effort. He promises that won't be an issue in Miami. "The No. 1 thing that you can definitely look forward to [from me] is attitude," said Williams. "I know for sure I’m going to be out there humming 100 miles per hour and it’s going to be full attitude." Williams is excited to be part of an aggressive pass rush featuring Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh. The five sacks Williams registered last year were his fewest since 2011 when he was limited to only five games.
Apr 17 - 11:19 AM

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