The Buffalo Bills will wait a little longer to see if their blockbuster signing comes to pass.
Houston Texans free-agent defensive end Mario Williams will stay in Buffalo again tonight and return to the Bills' headquarters in Orchard Park in the morning, the team announced.
The Bills spent all day trying to close a deal to make Williams, 27, the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Williams spent the morning with team officials, then had his fiance flown into town at midday. After seeing some sights around town, the two returned back to One Bills Drive for more meetings late Thursday afternoon.
Williams, 6-foot-7 and 290 pounds, has 53 sacks over 5 1-3 seasons as a pro. His arrival would provide an immediate upgrade to a Buffalo defense that ranked 26th last season. Buffalo had just 29 sacks last season, tied for third fewest in the league.
The Bills have two high-quality defensive tackles in Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams. Adding Williams to the right end spot would give them a potentially dominant defensive front.