How badly do the Buffalo Bills want to sign free-agent defensive end Mario Williams? Here's how badly -- according to Mark Gaughan of Buffalo News, the team is committed to making Williams the top-paid defensive player in the NFL.
That's a lofty goal. The Chicago Bears signed Julius Peppers for six years and $91.5 million in 2010, with over half that money guaranteed. But the Bills are dying to sign Williams, the two-time Pro Bowler with 53 career sacks to his name.
Bills general manager Buddy Nix flew down to North Carolina with defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt to pick up Williams and bring him to Buffalo for a dinner with team officials.