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Doug Whaley defies winter by signing O-lineman Chris Williams

Two years ago, unseasonably gorgeous Western New York weather was cited as a blessing to Mario Williams' free-agent visit with the Buffalo Bills.

Mother Nature might be trying to even the score, but the Bills are braving her worst.

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Bills General Manager Doug Whaley released a statement through the team about the blizzard conditions that hit us this morning:

"Today's storm challenged us in terms of getting free agents in and out because teams like to get them in as soon as possible. It's important to have plans for all scenarios. Today, we were prepared in dealing with this storm.

"We're excited about this start to free agency and our plans moving forward. With the signing of Chris Williams, I am particularly excited about the direction our offensive line is moving in because we wanted to address this position and we feel like we filled the need with a very good player."

In addition to Williams, an offensive lineman previously with the St. Louis Rams, the Bills hosted Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll today.

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