Pats need to be ready for Bills' pass rush

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. (REUTERS/Gus Ruelas)

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. (REUTERS/Gus Ruelas)

John Kryk, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:41 PM ET

PALM BEACH, FLA. - The New England Patriots have taken note of Buffalo's scary new defensive line.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft, in a scrum with reporters Monday at the NFL annual meeting, commended the Bills on signing two top pass-rushing ends, Mario Williams and Mark Anderson.

"Our O line is going to have to do a good job," Kraft said. I'm sure part of (Buffalo's motivation) was geared toward coming after our boy, No. 12."

That would be quarterback Tom Brady.

"But congratulations to them," Kraft said of New England's AFC East rivals. "They really improved their D line. Probably Mario Williams is the best player at his position in the league, so they've really improved, and it's just another good rivalry."

Two weeks ago, the Bills signed Williams, the premier defensive free agent available, to a six-year, $96-million contract. A few days later they signed Anderson. The D-line is anchored by tackles Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus.


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