Houston Texans outside linebacker Mario Williams will be an unrestricted free agent on March 13 and the team is "trying to create enough salary-cap space to make Williams an offer impressive enough to get him to sign a long-term contract before free agency begins," according to the Houston Chronicle.
Williams, however, is saying that he's not worried so much about how large the pile of cash is that's offered. "I'm not worried about that," Williams said Thursday, the paper reports. "It's really not that big of a deal to me. I was the first pick (in 2006), and I've already had everything I really wanted, so my biggest thing is to be in a good position, a good scheme, a good system and continuing my career. Hopefully, it works out. It's always important to be in a position to be successful."
The Texans shelled out $54 million to Williams over the last six seasons. He delivered with 192 solo tackles, 53.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, and one interception.
This past season, he started the season with five sacks in five games but his season ended early with an injury to his pectoral muscle. The Chronicle reports that Williams says he's been fully healthy for the last two weeks.