Some makeshift No. 90 Mario Williams jerseys already have been popping up in Buffalo. Apparently, there won't be any real ones produced.
"I spoke with Mario. I actually brought it up to him, he didn't bring it up to me. He completely understood," Kelsay said. "I've worn it my entire career here. A lot of times in a situation like this, the guy will buy it from you. But I'm not really interested in that."
It's not like Kelsay is some second-year backup trying to make the team. He's been on the Bills for 10 years.
"People who have never played don't realize how attached you can actually get to a number," Kelsay said. "Having played with it my whole career, it was something I don't really want to part with, and he completely understood. That was basically it."
Kelsay is right. We don't understand that attachment as non-players, but it doesn't seem like a big deal to Williams, either. Despite the big contract, he gets that he's not an immediate leader on the team just yet.
Williams has more important things to worry about: Like getting new left tackle Cordy Glenn ready for the season by schooling him in practice.