Despite all of Mario's excuses of poor performance due to a wrist injury that he supposedly sustained in the preseason, it's never shown up on the Bills Injury Report. This is despite the fact that, if you've been watching (I have) he has been wearing a wrist cast for the past 3 games. BTW, a player at Mario's position (as opposed obviously to a skilled position player) should not in any way be significantly impacted with the presence of a wrist cast. There is no reason that he cannot grab or push or wrap a QB an O player. In fact, if he hasn't yet, he could learn to soften up his opponent by clubbing him once in while when the refs aren't paying attention.
NFL probes Bills' injury reporting
The NFL is investigating why Williams, who landed $50 million in guaranteed money this offseason, has publicly complained about his wrist as recently as last week, yet he still is not on Buffalo's injury report, sources said.
The Bills said Williams has not missed any practice reps and there never was a doubt he would play in each game.
Yet the NFL's injury report policy says "significant or noteworthy injuries must be listed" regardless.
"Even if the player takes all the reps in practice, and even if the team is certain that he will play in the upcoming game," the rule states. "This is especially true of key players and those players whose injuries have been covered extensively by the media. ... This policy is of paramount importance in maintaining the integrity of the NFL."
Now, if he's the Bills defense is that he is not really injured......that he just likes wearing the cast, maybe he should make it identifiable as "ornamental" by having it gold plated or diamond-studded like his ear rings.