The Associated Press reported on Thursday that the Buffalo Bills plan to release defensive end Mario Williams in the offseason. The move should not come as a surprise as Williams has been very vocal this season about his displeasure of Rex Ryan's defense.
By releasing Williams, Buffalo will save $12.9 million under the salary cap. This money could be used towards re-signing offensive linemen such as Cordy Glenn and Richie Incognito or towards fixing the defensive side of the ball.
This season, Williams has 17 total tackles and four sacks in 14 games played. If Williams does not record a sack in Buffalo's regular season finale against the NY Jets, he'll set a new career-low in sacks this season. Entering the 2015 season, Williams had 38 sacks in three seasons with the Bills.
Williams has been vocal about having to drop into coverage this season and his effort over the majority of the season could be questioned. His reported release would make plenty of sense for the Bills and for Williams.null