NFL Free Agency: Dolphins, Mario Williams agree to deal


The Miami Dolphins and Mario Williams have agreed to a deal. 

When the Miami Dolphins called in Mario Williams for a free agent visit, it raised eyebrows around the league. Miami doesn’t have the most cap space to play with, and they went big last year by signing Ndamukong Suh. That all-in attitude has carried over into this offseason where the Dolphins are not only making big trades but continue to rock the free agent boat.

According to Ian Rapoport from NFL Network, the Dolphins have indeed convinced Mario Williams to sign with them and add his talents to the defensive line.

It’s a signing that could end up working, as the Dolphins will now have a ferocious edge presence to help make Ndamukong Suh more of a threat in the middle of the line. That was something that was missing last season and it showed in a big way. Suh’s most productive years were spent in Detroit when the Lions had someone on the edge to rush the passer, and his production fell off when that presence wasn’t there.

Williams is a former No. 1 overall pick who has gone from being a potential bust to a guy that might be the missing piece on the Dolphins defense. He has the talent to be a force, but this is Miami we’re talking about where nothing usually goes according to plan.