Mario Williams RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mario Williams promises “the best attitude” he’s ever had "Defensive end Mario Williams has brought pressure on the quarterback pretty much since the day he entered the NFL as the first overall pick in the 2006 draft. He’s looking to do the same thing this fall in his first season with the Dolphins. But Williams is looking to bring something..." April 17

  • Mario Williams agrees to two-year deal with Dolphins

    ESPN "Defensive end Mario Williams has agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. It is unclear what Williams' addition means for the futures of Olivier Vernon and Cameron Wake in Miami. Vernon received the Dolphins' transition tag last week, giving the..." March 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Dolphins deal with pass-rusher Mario Williams should come today, sources says, and it's expected to land him $8M per year.

  • Mario Williams likely to visit Giants, per source

    Newark Star-Ledger "Charles Johnson will be the first free-agent pass rusher to visit with the Giants. He's scheduled to meet with the team on Sunday. Former Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams is likely to be next. The Giants are among four or five teams that Williams is likely to visit, a person with..." March 06

  • Dolphins to host recently released Mario Williams

    The Score "An AFC East foe is looking to profit off the Buffalo Bills' recent decision to release veteran pass-rusher Mario Williams. Williams will visit the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's difficult to imagine the Dolphins fitting Williams under their salary..." March 05

  • Mario Williams released by Bills after bumpy season under Rex Ryan

    SB Nation "The Buffalo Bills have informed defensive end Mario Williams that he will be released, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Coming off his least productive season in four years in Buffalo, Williams spent most of 2015 at odds with first-year head coach Rex Ryan. During the season, the pass..." March 01

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    Tim Graham @ByTimGraham

    Source tells me "Mario Williams just waiting to be cut, and the sooner the better" for him.

  • Bills' Mario Williams willing to take pay cut to stay with team

    The Score "Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams is widely expected to be released in the coming days, but he hasn't given up hope of remaining with the team. "Yes, most definitely," Williams told ESPN's Josina Anderson on the topic of whether he's open to working things out with the Bills. "It's..." February 24

  • Five big-name NFL players who should be on the chopping block

    Sportsnet "Sometimes, it’s better to go out on your own terms. The cold truth behind the retirements of Marshawn Lynch and Jared Allen is both players were going to get released from their teams if they didn’t decide to hang up the cleats. Lynch and Allen were among the most impactful players of their..." February 19

  • Bills DE Mario Williams: 'I'm prepared for anything' "The Buffalo Bills reportedly plan to release Mario Williams due to a "clear, fundamental disconnect" between the pass rusher and Rex Ryan's coaching staff. Williams recently told to ESPN's Josina Anderson that he's ready for a fresh start after Ryan's defense "didn't work out" last..." February 11

  • Mario Williams: Bills' defensive line asked coaches to 'turn it loose'

    ESPN "Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams was vocal during this past season about his role in Rex Ryan's defense, and he still isn't shying away from giving his opinion about the scheme. Here is what Williams recently told ESPN NFL Insider Josina Anderson: "We were building a defense that..." February 10

  • Unnamed (of course) Bill: Mario Williams has “totally checked out”

    Buffalo News "Get a good look of Mario Williams on Sunday. This will likely be his final game as a Buffalo Bill. “Sayonara, 94,” one teammate said two weeks ago. On Thursday, a source confirmed that the team plans on releasing Williams after the season. The Associated Press first reported the news. By..." January 01

  • Bills planning to cut Mario Williams in offseason

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills are hanging onto both General Manager Doug Whaley and coach Rex Ryan, but the “drastic changes” in Buffalo are coming, nonetheless. According to the Associated Press, the Bills have decided to cut pass-rusher Mario Williams this offseason. While doing so hardly qualifies as a..." December 31

  • Mario Williams casts doubt on his future with Bills after loss

    ESPN "With the Buffalo Bills' defensive struggles this season making the possibility of releasing defensive end Mario Williams during the offseason more likely, Williams on Sunday seemed to rule out the chance of him taking a pay cut from his $19.9 million salary cap number next season, expressing..." December 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Buffalo's Karlos Williams (shoulder) and Mario Williams (illness), listed as questionable for today, both expected to play, per sources.

  • Mario Williams could be done with Bills due to 'fundamental disconnect' with Rex Ryan

    SB Nation "Mario Williams could be headed for free agency due to discord between he and first-year Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. "One of the problems in Buffalo is that Rex Ryan's defense, his pride and joy, has simply not played to expectations and there is..." December 20

  • Bills don't need $19.9M man Mario Williams to win next season

    ESPN "Hours after signing a six-year, $100 million contract with the Buffalo Bills in 2012, defensive end Mario Williams held a Bills helmet and posed for a photo alongside then-coach Chan Gailey, then-general manager Buddy Nix and then-CEO Russ Brandon. Gailey was fired after the 2012 season, Nix..." December 02

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    Rex Ryan said it doesn't look good for Mario Williams to play #Bills

  • Bills DE Mario Williams expresses frustration with Rex Ryan's scheme "Mario Williams says Buffalo Bills defensive players were just "playing the call" in their 34-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6. Standing at his locker following the loss, the usually mild-mannered Williams wasn't shy about voicing his frustration with Rex Ryan's defensive scheme that..." October 19

  • Mario Williams “ecstatic” about playing for Rex Ryan

    Pro Football Talk "Bills pass rusher Mario Williams is excited about the new defense in Buffalo. Williams said that as he learns new coach Rex Ryan’s scheme, he sees it as a perfect fit for what he does. “Understanding the defense, I love it,” Williams told the Buffalo News. “It gives everybody ample..." May 26

  • Mario Williams, former fiancée settle $785,000 engagement ring dispute

    Houston Chronicle "Former Texans defensive lineman Mario Williams and his former fiancée, Erin Marzouki, have agreed to a settlement in Williams’ lawsuit seeking to recover his 10.04-carat engagement ring from Marzouki. In a joint statement issued Thursday and signed by both parties, Williams, who had 13 sacks..." January 03

  • Bills' Mario Williams on pace for NFL sack record "Mario Williams is enjoying a renaissance season in his second year with the Buffalo Bills. Under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, Williams, an eight-year veteran, has moved around the line with success this season. The former No. 1 overall pick is off to one of the best starts of his..." October 26

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    Mario Williams Kyle Williams Kraig Urbik and Stevie Johnson have all appeared to return to practice today. #Bills

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    Stevie Johnson Gilmore Brooks Urbik Mario Williams and Kyle Williams not practicing today. #Bills

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bills DE Mario Williams suffered an ankle sprain Sunday. He plans on playing Sunday unless his ankle doesn't get better later this week.

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    Marrone said CJ Spiller Mario Williams Marcell Dareus and Stevie Johnson "should be fine" for this Sunday. #Bills

  • Mario Williams sets Bills sack record, Jets' Antwan Barnes not impressed

    CBS Sports "Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams had a pretty good game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Williams tallied a Bills franchise-record 4.5 sacks in Buffalo's 24-23 win over Carolina. Williams 4.5 sacks were also a career single-game high. Williams broke the the previous Bills sack..." September 18

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    Mark Gaughan @gggaughan

    Mario on field in uniform this am. Only CB Justin Rogers not practicing for now.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Second opinion on Bills' Mario Williams reveals no serious damage to his foot. Expected to be fine.

  • Mario Williams ordered to produce records in dispute over ring

    Houston Chronicle "A Harris County state district judge Friday instructed attorneys for former Texans defensive lineman Mario Williams to turn over his cellular phone and certain financial and medical records for potential examination by attorneys for Williams’ former fiancée. State District Judge Larry Weiman’s..." July 20

  • Mario Williams-ready to “settle down..focus” "He’s been a regular participant in the Bills voluntary Organized Team Activity for the last several weeks. And two-time Pro Bowl Defensive Lineman Mario Williams says he’s settled down, and ready to focus in his second year with the Buffalo Bills. Willliams was a guest Wednesday night on The John..." May 29

  • Attorney seeks perjury probe against ex-Texan Williams in ring dispute

    Houston Chronicle "The attorney representing Mario Williams’ former fiancée asked a Houston judge Friday to dismiss Williams’ lawsuit seeking the return of a 10.04-carat engagement ring and to instruct Harris County prospectors to investigate Williams for perjury. A hearing is scheduled for next Friday before..." May 25

  • Mario Williams doesn't dispute texts, but says he isn't suicidal

    Buffalo News "Mario Williams emitted a sigh when he stepped to the lectern at One Bills Drive this afternoon and then answered every question asked about an unbecoming feud with his ex-fiancee. Williams didn't deny he sent texts her lawyer made public Friday, but insisted he never has had suicidal thoughts..." May 21

  • Bills taking Mario Williams’ off-field issues ‘seriously’

    SI "The Buffalo Bills are remaining mum on Mario Williams’ off-the-field issues but the Bills are reportedly taking the defensive end’s issues “seriously.” Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone told reporters Monday that he has spoken to defensive end Mario Williams about his off-the-field problems...." May 20

  • Mario Williams mentioned suicide, attorney says

    Buffalo News "Buffalo Bills pass-rusher Mario Williams made mention of committing suicide, and his ex-fiancee found the threat credible enough to plan an intervention. That’s alleged by Erin Marzouki’s attorney, Anthony Buzbee, who released texts purportedly sent by Williams to Marzouki in November, while..." May 18

  • Bills star Mario Williams sues to get $785,000 engagement ring back

    Buffalo News "Buffalo Bills football star Mario Williams, who signed the biggest contract in team history last year, has filed a lawsuit against his former fiancée in Houston, seeking the return of a 10-carat diamond engagement ring reportedly worth $785,000. The lawsuit alleges that Erin Marzouki..." May 07