Former Buffalo Bills DE Mario Addison to sign with Houston Texans

Mario Addison, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle)
Mario Addison, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle) /

Mario Addison played the past two seasons with the Buffalo Bills but reportedly found a new franchise for the upcoming season

The Buffalo Bills made some significant changes at the defensive end position this offseason by signing Von Miller to a six-year contract as well as bringing back former first round pick Shaq Lawson.

The moves made limited the number of spots on the roster at the position and players who played major roles last year are likely going to be finding new homes for this upcoming season.

One of those players is Mario Addison, who according to Mark Berman with FOX26, is signing with the Houston Texans.

Mario Addison was very productive in his two seasons with the Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills originally signed Mario Addison as a free agent in 2020 as the coaching staff knew him well from their time together with the Carolina Panthers. He was coming off four straight seasons with nine or more sacks but with him turning 33 in his first year with Buffalo, there were questions about how much he might have left.

Addison showed that while he may not be able to produce at the same level, he certainly could be productive. He led the team in sacks both of his seasons with Buffalo with five in 2020 and seven last year.

Interestingly enough, Addison now goes and plays for the same head coach he started his career with. He entered the league in 2011 as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears who had Lovie Smith as their head coach.

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He now joins the Houston Texans and Lovie Smith, who was named head coach of the Texans this offseason. Even at 34 years old, Addison should have a chance to be a big part of the rotation at defensive end with players like Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and Jonathan Greenward ahead of him.