Mario Williams Takes Talents To South Beach
Former Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams has finally found a new home, with the Miami Dolphins. Williams will now join Cameron Wake, Ndamukong Suh, and possibly Olivier Vernon on the defensive line, forming a formidable one at that. The Dolphins outbid the Giants for Williams' services.
Williams' deal with Miami is worth two-years/$17 million. Williams was released by the Bills on March 1st with two-years left in a six-year deal with Buffalo. He was the highest paid player in Buffalo each year he was there.
Williams was the first overall pick of the 2006 draft by the Houston Texans and a four-time Pro Bowl selection over his 10-year career.
With the addition of Williams, the Dolphins would like to keep their defensive line in tact, however, they are most likely to consider lifting the transition tag off of Olivier Vernon since they really aren't able to match an offer another team would make. Should the Dolphins leave the tag on Vernon and he sign elsewhere, they would not receive a compensatory draft pick. The New York Giants remain the favorites to land Vernon and could get him today.