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Mario Williams | Defensive Lineman | #94

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/31/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 292
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (1) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Mario Williams insists he's still the same player.
Williams' play fell off a cliff in 2015, as he notched just five sacks in 909 snaps. He blames Rex Ryan's scheme. Williams acknowledges he could be released, but says he'll be better than ever in 2016. "At the end of the day, if I'm not (in Buffalo), I'll show you that I'm better than what I've been before," Williams said. "Like, that's just a chip on my shoulder regardless of whether I am there or not, because given the opportunity I’ll get back to what I was." Williams turned 31 last month. Before 2015, he had notched at least 10.5 sacks in each of his three seasons in Buffalo. Not a scheme or personality fit with Ryan, Williams is guaranteed to be cut loose. The inevitable move will create $12.9 million in cap space. Feb 9 - 5:40 PM

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An anonymous Bills teammate says LE Mario Williams has been giving "zero effort" this season.

Williams has four sacks in 852 snaps. "The tape speaks for itself," the teammate said. "He takes two steps and stops." The player claimed many of Williams' teammates have been "beyond furious" with his play. Whether it's a lack of effort, poor scheme fit or both, it's looking certain that Week 17 will be Williams' final game in a Bills uniform.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 06:32:00 PM

The Associated Press and both report that the Bills plan to cut LE Mario Williams in the offseason.

WKBW Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia predicted the same thing two weeks ago. Williams hasn't been a fit for coach Rex Ryan's defense, and releasing him would create $12.9 million in cap space for 2016. Going on 31, Williams — who had 14.5 sacks just last year — also seems anxious to move on.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 01:51:00 PM

WKBW Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia believes Bills LE Mario Williams will not be back with the team next season.

Buffalo can save $12.9 million against the 2016 cap by cutting Williams, who is not a great fit in Rex Ryan's defense. It is a no-brainer move which Williams will welcome judging by his post-game comments Sunday. Williams will be 31 in January, but he is also just a season removed from a 14.5-sack campaign. He would find plenty of suitors on the open market.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 09:51:00 PM

Bills LE Mario Williams (foot) is listed as probable for Week 13.

Williams only wound up missing one game, but his effectiveness has been poor even when 100 percent this season. The Bills will be without SLB Nigel Bradham, DT Kyle Williams, and Williams' backup Alex Carrington against Houston.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 01:51:00 PM

The Bills can save $12.9 million against the salary cap by releasing LE Mario Williams in the offseason.

Williams is having the worst season of his career in coach Rex Ryan's defense with just three sacks across 10 games. He's near the bottom of the list among 4-3 ends in Pro Football Focus' pass-rush productivity score. Williams turns 31 next month and has two years left on his six-year contract.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Bills LE Mario Williams (foot) remains week to week after missing Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Coach Rex Ryan is "hoping" he can play in "some capacity" against the Texans, but didn't sound overly optimistic. IK Enemkpali is filling in.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:17:00 PM

Bills LE Mario Williams (foot) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Chiefs.

Williams injured his foot last Monday night against the Patriots. He's having a bad season in coach Rex Ryan's scheme and isn't as big of a loss as his name would indicate. IK Enemkpali will likely fill in opposite Jerry Hughes.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said Thursday that it "doesn't look good" for LE Mario Williams (foot) to play in Week 12.

Williams is having a career-worst year, managing three sacks in ten games and defending the run poorly. He complained about Rex's scheme earlier in the season. The Bills' defense may actually get better with Mario on the shelf.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 01:05:00 PM

Bills LE Mario Williams (foot) could miss Week 12.

Coach Rex Ryan said it's "too early to tell" Williams' status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Williams has only three sacks through 10 games this season.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 04:20:00 PM

Bills LE Mario Williams exited Week 11 against the Patriots with a foot injury.

Williams has had a rough transition into coach Rex Ryan's defense. He has just three sacks and is 52nd among 53 ranked 4-3 ends in PFF's pass-rush grades.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 11:17:00 PM

Bills LE Mario Williams was in and out of Thursday's win over the Jets with an illness.

Williams played vanishingly few snaps in the Bills' road victory. Williams will enter Week 11 with only three sacks through nine games. Williams hasn't been held below 10 QB takedowns in a healthy season since 2009.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:40:00 AM

Bills DE Mario Williams expressed some frustration with the defensive scheme following the Week 6 loss to the Bengals.

Williams did not want to say he was unhappy with the scheme, but his comments told a different story. "We don't make the calls as players. We've got to go out and execute whatever's called by any means," Williams said. "I think I probably set a record on dropping today, but that's part of the scheme for us to go out and be put in a position to win." Williams has just two sacks through six games, and the Bills have recorded just nine sacks as a team including zero of Andy Dalton on Sunday.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 11:27:00 PM

Bills LE Mario Williams participated in practice on the first day of training camp.

Williams technically opened camp on the active/PUP list due to a minor "back issue," but was out there when the Bills began practicing. The 30-year-old pass rusher will enter 2015 with 10-plus sacks in three straight seasons.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 02:41:00 PM

Bills placed DE/OLB Mario Williams on the active/PUP list.

Williams' "injury" is undisclosed. The superstar pass rusher should be ready to go in a couple of days.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 03:55:00 PM

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