Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bills DE Mario Williams finally chooses a number


The Mario Williams jersey saga has come to end. Yay.

Williams, who was signed by the Bills in March but had yet to pick a jersey number because longtime Bill Chris Kelsay wasn't about to give up No. 90, chose to don No. 94.

The Bills announced the "breaking news" Tuesday.

Williams wore No. 90 (Photo: The Brit_2, Flickr) during his five years with the Texans.

However, Williams had to find new digs when Kelsay told him he'd prefer not to part with the number he's worn since 2003, when he was drafted by the Bills in the second round.

“It’s not something I’m going to have to get used to, it’s just a number,” Williams told BuffaloBills.com. “I look at it like it’s a new day, a new chapter in my career, so I’m changing things up a bit.”

The Bills, who are probably breathing a sigh of relief that they can now start selling what is sure to be a hot item in his replica jerseys, begin OTAs next week.

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