- Gary Horton, Scouts Inc.
Insider free agency preview:
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.
Gary Horton of Scouts Inc. examines the five best fits for pending free agent defensive end Mario Williams, including New England, Dallas and Houston.