ORCHARD PARK —
Aside from courting Williams, the Bills also brought in free agent receiver Robert Meachem on Tuesday. Meachem, who spent his first six seasons in New Orleans, turned down the Bills by instead signing with the San Diego Chargers.
The Bills' attempts to sign Williams has captured the imaginations of the team's fans.
With speculation that Williams was attending the NHL Buffalo Sabres game against Colorado on Wednesday night, several "We want Mario!" chants went up in the arena.
Sabres spokesman Michael Gilbert said he did not know if Williams was in attendance.
A business not far from Ralph Wilson Stadium had "Welcome Mario Williams" flashing on its electronic sign. A couple of fans dressed in Bills jerseys waited to greet Williams after his dinner on Tuesday. And several fans have showed up in the parking lot of the Bills facility hoping to get a glimpse of Williams the past two days.
Even Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly's wife, Jill, got into recruiting Williams via her Twitter account on Wednesday. Noting the player's passion for hunting, Jill Kelly noted Mario Williams in tweeting that there were currently nine deer in her backyard in suburban Buffalo.