Bills sign DE Williams _ announcement delayed

JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer Published:

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Star defensive end Mario Williams has signed a six-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, though the news conference to announce the move has been delayed due to technical difficulties.

An hour after the news conference announcing the free agent's signing was scheduled to start Thursday, team spokesman Scott Berchtold apologized for the delay, saying the team is still working to fix the problems. Though Berchtold didn't provide details, technicians were working in the media room and conducting microphone checks.

Bills fans have been waiting days to hear good news about Williams, who first arrived in Buffalo to begin negotiations on Tuesday, when the NFL's free agency period began.

Williams' agent, Ben Dogra, said the deal is worth up to $100 million, with $50 million guaranteed.