NFL News : Pass rusher says if released he'll be out to 'prove a point'.

Pass rusher says if released he'll be out to 'prove a point'.


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Mario Williams doesn't plan on wasting any time, assuming he is released.

The veteran defensive end, who the Buffalo Bills are reportedly planning to release in the coming weeks, believes he wasn't being utilized properly in head coach Rex Ryan's system. Williams is set to make big money next season, and is expecting to be on the open market shortly.

"I'm prepared for anything because I know I'm going to prove a point and that is not even a question in my mind," Williams recently told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

"At the end of the day, if I'm not there, I'll show you that I'm better than what I've been before. Like, that's just a chip on my shoulder regardless of whether I am there or not, because given the opportunity I’ll get back to what I was."

Rex Ryan's defensive scheme in 2015 consisted of a 3-4 front where Williams believed limited him on the edge. The 31-year old recorded a career-high 14.5 sacks under Jim Schwartz's 4-3 scheme in 2014, and believes he can be productive elsewhere.

The Bills save nearly $13 million against the salary cap by cutting Williams in the offseason, and given his open criticism of the way he's being used, it's probably just a matter of time before he hits the open market.

In a market where multiple teams will be in the market for pass-rushers such as Williams, expect there to be a ton of interest surrounding him in the coming weeks.

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