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BDC 3/16 – WILLIAMS SIGNED

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on March 16, 2012 – 9:37 am


DAILY REPORT
–The Buffalo Bills signed free agent DE Mario Williams yesterday. Williams has recorded 53.0 sacks and 241 tackles (192 solo) and started each of his 82 games played since entering the NFL as the first overall draft choice in 2006 by Houston. Click here for full story on BuffaloBills.com>>>

WILLIAMS BY THE NUMBERS
2 –
Williams was named a Pro Bowl starter twice, following the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
7.5 – The number of sacks Williams has totaled in 12 games vs. the AFC East.
53.0
– Williams’ 53.0 sacks since entering the NFL in 2006 are ninth-most from 2006-11.
82
– Williams has started each of his 82 career games played.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
DE Mario Williams
On why Buffalo:
“I found in my six years of being in the league that you don’t get a lot of guys that are upfront with you. I think there is a lot of blowing smoke from certain outlets, I will put it that way, and I think the number one thing like I said is coming here and seeing them embrace me and definitely the comfort level of everybody that surrounded me when I got here. Even seeing Jim Kelly was definitely a big plus for me. He did some heavy recruiting and threw in a couple of hunting adventures and things like that. Definitely just seeing everything that was here. I think the biggest shock too was my old coach Bill Kollar used to tell me that my ears lie to me but my eyes don’t. I think that’s the biggest thing that happened. I heard so much stuff about this city and it’s not fair to the simple fact that there are great people here. Caring and compassionate people that definitely have your back and I see that already. I just feel completely welcome and look at me as a person and somebody that can come here and help out so that is where I want to be the person to help out.”

PHOTOS OF THE DAY

DE Mario Williams signed his contract Thursday afternoon officially becoming a member of the Buffalo Bills.


Newly signed DE Mario Williams addressed the media Thursday alongside CEO Russ Brandon, GM Buddy Nix, and Head Coach Chan Gailey.


Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly fields a phone call at One Bills Drive Thursday from Hall of Fame DE Bruce Smith regarding the newest addition to the team’s defense.

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Bills land prized pass rusher Williams 

BuffaloBills.com – Kelly helps sell Buffalo to Williams

BuffaloBills.com – Fans leave impression on Williams

BuffaloBills.com – Bills players react to Williams addition

Buffalo News – Bills get super Mario

Buffalo News – Wilson’s in a jovial mood

Buffalo News – Bills’ Williams: ‘Can’t wait to get out there and make things happen’

Buffalo News – Williams made to feel right at home

Buffalo News – Western New York becomes part of Super Mario’s world

Buffalo News – Williams responded to region’s heart and soul

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills sign coveted free agent Mario Williams for reported $100M

Rochester D&C – Bob Matthews: Mario Williams signing good for Buffalo Bills, great for their fans

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills fans happy to see Mario Williams

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills may have NFL’s top defensive line

Associated Press – Bills, Mario Williams agree to deal

New York Times – Bills Land Top Prize With a $50 Million Guarantee

Sports Illustrated – Ten years after Bledsoe, Bills land prized Super Mario; more snaps

FoxSports.com – Williams’ signing gives Buffalo hope

FoxSports.com – Bills land defensive end Mario Williams  

CBSSports.com – Bills needed to be bold, and they are with huge deal to land Williams

CBSSports.com – Mario Williams + Buffalo = Why NFL best of the big leagues

CBSSports.com – Old lions Wilson, Adams trying to beat clock with game-changing action

Yahoo! Sports – Mario Williams’ recruitment, signing finally makes Bills relevant again

NFL.com – Mario Williams signing indicates culture shift in Buffalo

NFL.com – Bills’ full-court press lands Mario Williams with six-year deal

Sporting News – Signing Mario is super, but he’s only one piece of Bills’ solution

Pro Football Weekly – Bills score biggest signing by reeling in Williams

Pro Football Weekly – Bills land DE Williams 

Toronto Sun – Bills sign Williams to massive deal

Toronto Sun – Buffalo ‘deer’ to Williams’ heart

SportsNet – Bills hit home run with Mario

Houston Chronicle – Solomon: Texans’ loss of Williams stings, but it’s not that damaging

Houston Chronicle – Texans free-agent star Mario Williams signs with the Buffalo Bills

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
BuffaloBills.com
Bills Focus: Mario Williams Sit Down Interview
Mario Williams Press Conference
Nix on Mario Williams’ signing
Gailey on Mario Williams’ signing
Jim Kelly on Williams Signing
Mario Williams Highlights

NFL Network
Mario: ‘I just feel comfortable here’
Barnett: ‘A step in the right direction’
Will Mario make the Bills a contender?

WGR550
3/16 Bills’ CEO Russ Brandon on The Howard Simon Show
3/15 Bills GM Buddy Nix w/ Schopp/Bulldog following press conference
3/15 Jim Kelly w/ media
3/15 John Murphy on Mario Williams

KISS 98.5
Interview: Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon

ESPN.com
Bills Land Mario Williams w/ Adam Schefter & Tedy Bruschi

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Bills ace in the hole, Mario didn’t mind flying private, Manningham not on radar, Bills likely done in free agency, Mario will face former team, Mario’s career highs, Mario back at facility, Hansen to run for office?, Fans make Mario feelings known

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com)
Jets left tackle jabs Mario Williams
Mario Williams will face Texans in 2012
Analyzing Mario Williams’ big deal
Four questions, answers on Mario Williams
Bills show they are serious about winning
It’s official: Bills land Mario Williams
What would Mario Williams bring to Bills?

Billboard Blog (Buffalo News)
Video: Gaughan analyzes impact of signing Williams
Video: Williams addresses media after signing
Live video, blog: Bills, Williams meet with media
Audio: Update from Bucky Gleason at One Bills Drive
Williams talks nearing conclusion DE Curry ‘blows up’ at pro day
Manningham not big on cold Road to the Draft: Melvin Ingram

Sports Illustrated
Break It Down: How Mario Williams can help the Bills

Bills Beat WGR550
Bills Players React to Williams Signing Bulldog: Thank You Mario

Buffalo Rising
Super Mario Signs: Williams Gets His Coin in Buffalo

WKBW-TV
Mario Williams: Jim Kelly Was a Plus
One on One with Mario Williams
Bills Newest Star Mario Williams Meets The Media
Bills Sign Mario Williams To Six Year Deal
Mario Mania Hits WNY

WIVB-TV
Williams deal: 6 years, $50m guaranteed
Highlights from Bills press conference

WGRZ-TV
Jim Kelly Helps Bring Mario to Buffalo
It’s OK To Say It: Bills Make Playoffs In 2012

Pro Football Talk
Ralph Wilson: At 93, I want to win now
D’Brickashaw Ferguson: I like the Jets’ odds against Mario Williams
Six year, $96 million for Mario Williams
Mario gives Bills legitimacy, stout defense
Mario Williams signs, Bills schedule press conference to announce
Report: Bills’ deal with Mario Williams “will be done”
Bills, Mario “getting closer to a deal”
All eyes on Buffalo


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