HOUSTON - OCTOBER 09: Outside linebacker Mario Williams #90 of the Houston Texans during game action in the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Reliant Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Mario Williams has been a member of the Buffalo Bills for just about two months now, but he still doesn't have an official jersey number (he won't be getting his customary No. 90 from tenured Bills veteran Chris Kelsay). That may be changing in short order.
When the Bills on Thursday revealed the jersey numbers of their rookie class, they also snuck in a few subtle changes on the veteran side of things on their official roster listing. Mark Anderson is now listed as No. 93, a number apparently surrendered by reserve defensive tackle Jay Ross, who is now wearing No. 71. The other change, which for the moment is a one-off: backup end Kyle Moore, who wore No. 94 last year, is now listed as No. 54.
Prior to Moore switching jersey numbers, the Bills didn't have a number available in the nineties; now they do. With Williams the only player on the 88-man roster at the moment without a number - and with piles of cash to be made in merchandise sales once it's announced - it seems likely at this point that Williams will be donning No. 94 for the Bills next year. That's not yet confirmed, obviously - and anything can change last minute - but the evidence is pretty convincing to us.