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Mario Williams as a Tennessee Titan seems slightly less far-fetched these days...

So the more I look into things, the more I feel there is absolutely no way the Texans end up signing Williams. As of last season, Houston was only $900,000 under the salary cap. Granted, Williams was in the final year of his contract, which all of us who have ever played Franchise mode in Madden know is typically the highest paid year, and the inital year on his next contract could lower that cap number by about $5 million or so, but there’s a rather large problem despite that: Arian Foster is set to be a free agent.

Even though teams these days are reluctant to hand over giant contracts to running backs, Arian Foster isn’t just another running back. The Texans survived a slew of key injuries to franchise stars like Andre Johnson, Matt Schaub, and Williams himself without too much of a hit on team performance. However, during games that Foster was out, the offense seemed to completely fall apart at the seams. Given the fact that they also have the contract for Pro Bowl center Chris Meyers to worry about, and how much Houston values their offensive line (which they should; they’re a standout unit), I just don’t see them making the cuts necessary to re-sign Super Mario.

Assuming that he hits the free agent market, acquiring his services would go a long way, in that with our defensive line taken care of, we could turn our attention to S Mark Barron, WR Michael Floyd, WR Alshon Jeffery, or C Peter Konz in the first round, and suddenly the future is looking very bright in Nashville.

What do you think? Should we break the bank for Super Mario?

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