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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 3/15

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 01:  Outside linebacker Mario Williams #90 of the Houston Texans hits the tackling dummy during practice on the first day of training camp at Reliant Park on August 1, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 01: Outside linebacker Mario Williams #90 of the Houston Texans hits the tackling dummy during practice on the first day of training camp at Reliant Park on August 1, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Williams visit to last into Thursday -
"Free agent defensive end Mario Williams has not yet made a decision on whether the Bills will be his new NFL team, but he’ll be sleeping on all that Ralph Wilson’s organization has presented to him in Buffalo tonight. After the pass rusher’s arrival Tuesday evening stretched into Wednesday, Williams will spend another night in Western New York."

Mario Williams to sleep on decision - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills' pursuit of Mario Williams went into overtime Wednesday night. After a full day of lobbying, negotiating and sightseeing, Williams decided to spend another night in Buffalo and confer again with Bills officials this morning."

Wooing Mario shifts Bills' image - The Buffalo News
"No matter the outcome, the Bills will take away some good in this saga. They sent a strong message to their locker room, their fans and players across the NFL by convincing him to listen. They were in the game, for a change, and money wasn't in the way."

DE Williams still undecided on signing with Bills - Yahoo! Sports
Williams’ agent, Ben Dogra, in a text to The Associated Press, wrote: "We are still continuing to talk." Note: This is from 11PM on Wednesday.

Chris Brown With Joe Buscaglia - WGR 550
"'s lead journalist Chris Brown joined the Mario Party with our Joe Buscaglia from One Bills Drive." This was yesterday morning.

Inside The Bills | Kyle on Mario visit
"He’s getting married so he wanted to know how guys get along," said Williams. "He wanted to know the atmosphere in the locker room. I think he wants to go somewhere where he can get somebody over the hump and put a team on the next level. And I told him he could be that guy. I told him point blank, ‘If you’re here and everything goes right we’ll have the best D-line in league.’ I told him that because I honestly believe that."

Inside The Bills | Bills fans do their best
"Hearing that free agent visitor Mario Williams might be in the building they started chanting, "We want Mario!" Unfortunately it doesn’t appear as though Williams was in the building, but the effort was appreciated."

Mario Williams being counted on to bring major culture change - Don Banks
"Ten years ago next month, amid much fanfare, the Buffalo Bills pulled the trigger on the big Drew Bledsoe trade, acquiring the former No. 1 overall pick and veteran quarterback from their division rival Patriots and giving him a rock star's welcome to town. ... Enter Mario Williams, the ex-Texans pass rusher and No. 1 overall pick in 2006 who represents the biggest, boldest move Buffalo has attempted since Bledsoe arrived."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Williams in Buffalo for a second night
"Presumably, Mario Williams rushes passers a lot faster than he rushes contract decisions. For crying out loud!"

More Mario!
Inside The Bills | Some numbers on Manningham

"Manningham is 5’11 7/8″ 183 pounds. His last timed 40 was a 4.48. A former third-round pick, he’s 25-years old (will turn 26 in May)." More numbers inside.

Inside The Bills | Report: Bills after Manningham
"With Miami also reportedly in the mix there is some division competition there that makes the pursuit of Manningham interesting. Keep in mind that with the trade of Brandon Marshall, the Dolphins have the #1 WR role to offer Manningham, something he wouldn’t be offered here in Buffalo."

Inside The Bills | Nix on WR market
"I think it’s good," Nix said. "Wide receiver and running back the numbers are always there whether it’s the draft or free agency. There are just a lot of them and more teams are using more of them. So you’ve got more guys subject to being cut and let go."

Inside The Bills | Why Meachem chose Chargers
"No one played more snaps (877) among the receiving targets for the Saints last season and had fewer receptions than Meachem (40). So when the Chargers presented the opportunity to be a bona fide number one wideout in their offense, knowing Vincent Jackson had signed with Tampa, for him it was probably an easy decision assuming the money in San Diego was comparable to the money being offered by Buffalo."

Bills face tough call on Manningham - The Buffalo News
"Manningham is a quality receiver. His career yards-per-catch average of 14.5 is excellent. He had 57 catches for 822 yards in 2009 and 60 for 944 with nine touchdowns in 2010. He had some nagging injuries last season and finished with 39 catches for 523 yards in 12 games. He's not a burner, but he runs well."

Chargers' Rivers to sleep well after Meachem signing |
"He was never totally sold Tuesday on becoming a Bill; he'd only visited for the day, and in the back of his mind, he felt the Chargers would be the right fit."

Robert Meachem discusses decision to sign with San Diego Chargers -
"Former New Orleans Saints receiver Robert Meachem said there was no better opportunity for him than the chance to play a "premier" role for the San Diego Chargers. That's why the Saints' former No. 1 draft pick left to sign a reported four-year, $25.9 million deal with San Diego as a free agent."

More Bills News
Trestman reshapes his staff - Montreal Gazette

DIck Jauron's libeacker's coach, Matt Sheldon, will join Marc Trestman's staff in the CFL.

Phil Hansen to discuss political future in Minnesota |
"Former North Dakota State and Buffalo Bills player Phil Hansen plans to make a political announcement Thursday in Minnesota."