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2016 NFL Free Agency: Mario Williams signing with the Miami Dolphins, per report

It didn't take long for Mario Williams to find employment after being cut by Buffalo - he's already signing a two year deal with Miami.

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As reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, former Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams has signed a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.

Williams, who turned 31 in January, is taking a steep pay cut from the $19.9 million he was slated to receive next season in Buffalo, but he should find himself in a defense that's a better fit for his talents and desires than he had under Rex Ryan.

Update: As reported by ESPN's Josina Anderson, Williams himself confirms that the deal is for $17 million with incentives that could boost it to $20 million, which would put it in the range that he was reportedly seeking.

Williams, the first overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans, signed with the Bills prior to the 2012 season with a great deal of hype, as well as the largest contract for a defensive player up to that point. He performed up to the standards of that contract for the first three seasons under a variety of defensive coordinators (recording double-digit sacks each season), but fell off last year under Ryan. He fell to only five sacks and 15 tackles overall, and was quoted on several occasions as being dissatisfied with what he was being asked to do in Ryan's scheme.

Williams ends his Bills career in fifth place on the team's sack list with 43, a remarkable feat considering the four players above him all played more than twice as many games with the team than he did. Now, he'll be joining a line that includes Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon on the ends (expect one of those players to join the free agent pool in the next few days), playing alongside big-ticket tackle Ndamukong Suh, and he'll be playing in front of former Bills legend Kiko Alonso, who the Dolphins acquired in a trade on Monday.

He'll also play the Bills twice a season, which should provide him some extra motivation, something that he was sorely lacking in his final season in Buffalo.