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Eric Wood becomes latest Bill to take issue with Mario Williams

It’s becoming more and more clear that Mario Williams won’t be a member of the Bills in 2016. For two important reasons: (1) he apparently doesn’t want to be; and (2) multiple teammates may not want him to be, either.

Williams has complained multiple times about coach Rex Ryan’s defense, which has the pass-rushing specialist dropping into coverage more often than he’d like to be. (Then again, once is probably more often than he’d like to be.) Defensive back Corey Graham recently channeled Bill Belichick when talking about Mario’s malcontentedness. Now, center Eric Wood has sounded off -- and it’s clear that the Thurman Merman doppelganger won’t be making Mario any sandwiches.

You know, it’s disappointing,” Wood said regarding Williams, via Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News. “Everybody has to buy in or else we don’t have a shot. The fact that he’s voicing displeasure after the game isn’t necessarily a sign that he’s not all in during the game. But it’s obviously disappointing that there’s some kind of disconnect on that side of the ball.”

Wood remains confident that “Rex will have that side of the ball right for next year.” To make that happen, Rex probably will have to move on from Mario.

His contract, signed in 2012, pays $14 million in 2016, which when factoring in previously-paid bonus money pushes the cap number to $19.9 million. Cutting him would cost $7 million against the cap, either entirely in 2016 or with $5.4 million counting next year and $1.6 million hitting the cap in 2017.

Bet on the latter, unless someone wants to trade for the privilege of paying Williams $14 million. So, yeah, bet on the latter.