Five best fits for Mario Williams
New England, Dallas, Houston among the teams that would be best fits
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After reaching a five-year deal with restricted free agent running back Arian Foster on Monday, the Houston Texans declined to use their franchise tag on Mario Williams due to the prohibitive price -- roughly $22 million. While Williams played only five games last season because of a torn pectoral muscle, he remains one of the top pass-rushers in the league, with 53 career sacks. What's more, he'll play the entire 2012 season at 27 years old and should have a lot of good football left.
Now he'll also likely land on the open market soon. Considering his skill set, teams in need of pass-rush help and the systems he could land in, let's look at the five potential leading spots for one of the biggest free-agent prizes.
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