With two days nonetheless remaining ahead of the commence of free of charge agency, it isn’t but a foregone conclusion linebacker Mario Williams will leave the Houston Texans.
Despite not applying the franchise tag to Williams, a supply with expertise of the scenario told ProFootballTalk.com the Texans still have a 50-50 opportunity of retaining the two-time All-Pro selection.
2012′s notable totally free agents
Free of charge agency officially begins at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The Texans declined to apply the franchise tag to Williams, which is valued at $ 10.605 million for 2012.
Williams, the first choose in the 2006 NFL Draft, suffered a season-ending torn pectoral muscle in Week five final season. While the Texans’ defense continued to play well after losing Williams, the 27-year-old is considered the top defensive free of charge agent this offseason immediately after totaling 53 sacks in his first six seasons.
Elite pass rushers are at a premium on the free-agent marketplace, and gives from elsewhere are yet another concern for the Texans.
The Chargers, for 1, have reportedly assigned an unknown cost that they would be prepared to spend to sign Williams, U-T San Diego reported Tuesday. The newspaper also reported the team spoke with Williams’ agent, Ben Dogra, at the NFL Scouting Combine last month.
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