In 2012, the Buffalo Bills made a huge coup when they signed former number one draft pick, defensive end Mario Williams, away from the Houston Texans. He has since been one of the team’s most important players, but it looks like he could be leaving very soon.
According to Tim Graham of TSN Buffalo, Williams, whose contract doesn’t expire until 2017, is set to be cut very soon. The source told Graham that it would be best for the Bills to cut him sooner rather than later.
Since heading to New York in 2012, Williams has proven his worth of the $100 million contract. He recorded at least 11 sacks in his first three years with the team, but fell off in 2015, only recording five sacks, the lowest since his final year in Houston.
Right now, this would be the smartest move for the Bills as they have the worst salary cap space in the NFL. In fact, they are over the cap by more than $90,000.
If he is to get cut by the Bills, expect to see many teams jump on the 31-year-old’s free agency trail very quickly.
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