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Jaguars 'in the mix' for Mario Williams with Giants, Dolphins

The Jaguars are now reportedly interested in former Bills pass rusher Mario Williams and are "in the mix" for the 31-year-old with the Giants and Dolphins.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars need to upgrade their pass rush and they could do it with a signing this week of former Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams, according to Mike Garafolo of

Williams was released by the Bills early last week.

He was reportedly willing to take a pay cut, but that the team would have to meet "at least halfway" for a contract to get done. It looks like that didn't happen. He most naturally plays the wide 9 position (which is essentially the LEO position in Gus Bradley's defensive scheme here in Jacksonville) and had a three-year stretch where he had 38 sacks in three seasons with the Bills before Rex Ryan ruined him.

At 31 years old, he still has some years left, and in a better system he'll surely do better than the five-sack year he had last season.