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Mike Williams | Wide Receiver | #19

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (101) / TB
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NFL suspended free agent WR Mike Williams three games.
It's unclear which policy Williams has violated, but his career has involved constant trouble off the field. Now 28, Williams caught only eight passes in nine games for the Bills last season. He's just about worn out his NFL welcome. Tue, Sep 8, 2015 04:52:00 PM

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The player rep for free agent WR Mike Williams has six meetings lined up at the Combine in Indianapolis this week.

Players that were released from their teams have a leg up right now because they can meet/sign with teams before the new league year opens March 10. Of course, these players were released for a reason. Battling both off-field issues and on-field mediocrity, Williams has just 30 catches over the last two seasons while appearing in 15 games for the Bucs and Bills.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Bills released WR Mike Williams from injured reserve.

Williams is free to sign with any team, as he already passed through waivers unclaimed when he was waived/injured earlier this month. A mess off the field who has declined on it, Williams' phone isn't going to be ringing off the hook.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Bills WR Mike Williams (calf) passed through waivers unclaimed, and has reverted to injured reserve.

No one was going to claim the unproductive and injured wideout, who is due a staggering $5.2 million guaranteed next season. The Bills will likely cut their losses and release Williams in the offseason despite the cap hit that will come with it. Williams has just 30 catches since the end of the 2012 season.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Bills waived/injured WR Mike Williams.

Williams has been dealing with a calf injury. He could theoretically be claimed off waivers for the stretch run and playoffs, though the claiming team would have to pay the rest of his fully-guaranteed salary. Most likely, Williams' season is over in addition to his time in Buffalo. He caught just eight passes for 142 yards and a touchdown across nine games (zero starts).
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Mike Williams (calf) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Williams was a healthy scratch last week and wasn't a lock to be active even if healthy. The Bills will continue to go with Chris Hogan in three-wide sets.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 06:01:00 PM

Bills declared WR Mike Williams, S Bacarri Rambo, FB Frank Summers, LB Randell Johnson, OL Cyrus Kouandjio, TE Chris Gragg and DE Jarius Wynn inactive for Week 13 against the Browns.

It's a quiet list for the Bills, who enter Week 13 as one of the league's healthier teams. Williams is going down as one of the worst acquisitions of the offseason.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Mike Williams is inactive for Week 10 against the Chiefs.

With Marquise Goodwin returning this week, Williams is a healthy scratch. He's now behind Goodwin and Chris Hogan on the depth chart. Robert Woods will continue to start opposite Sammy Watkins.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 11:53:00 AM

Mike Williams is expected to be active this week.

Williams was a surprise healthy scratch last week. He'll likely be the Bills' No. 4 receiver this week with Marquise Goodwin sidelined. Chris Hogan should continue to play ahead of Williams in three-wide sets.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 05:49:00 PM

Coach Doug Marrone admits Mike Williams and his trade request have become a distraction.

Williams' agent requested that the Bills trade his client after he fell behind Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, and Chris Hogan on the depth chart. Williams may also be behind Marquise Goodwin, as Williams was inactive for Week 6 and in a scout-team practice jersey Wednesday. Williams has four years left on a six-year, $40.25 million deal that the Bills are wishing they hadn't dealt for in the offseason.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 02:25:00 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger reports Bills WR Mike Williams to the Giants is "not going to happen."

The New York Daily News reported Tuesday morning that the G-Men have "some interest" in the disgruntled wideout, but via a "person familiar with the situation," reporter Jordan Raanan says it isn't happening. It's not surprising. There would be no reason for the Giants, or any other team, to give up compensation for a declining player due $5.2 million guaranteed in 2015.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 01:45:00 PM

The New York Daily News reports that the Giants have "some interest" in disgruntled Bills WR Mike Williams.

In the wake of Victor Cruz's season-ending knee injury, the Giants will at least explore Williams. He's been granted permission to seek a trade after getting scratched in Week 6. Still, the Giants would be insane to give up compensation for an average player who is set to make $5.2 million guaranteed in 2015. They're better off going in-house, expanding Odell Beckham's role and giving Preston Parker/Corey Washington shots.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 09:31:00 AM

The Bills have given permission to Mike Williams to gauge interest in a possible trade.

Yes, this is the same Mike Williams that the Bills traded for in April, inheriting a contract that includes $5.2 million guaranteed in 2015. He has just eight catches on the season and was a healthy scratch on Sunday, falling behind the likes of Chris Hogan and Marquise Goodwin. Williams' agent is going to find a barren trade market. Bills GM Doug Whalen stressed that he is not trying to deal Williams (likely because he knows there's no market). "If he gets me compensation worthy of a No. 1 wide receiver which he claimed he is, then we would entertain it," Whaley quipped.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Coach Doug Marrone suggested Mike Williams is still in the Bills' plans despite a Week 6 healthy scratch.

Chris Hogan and Marquise Goodwin were active behind starters Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods, in part due to special teams considerations. Marrone said it was a really tough call. "I brought Mike in on Saturday and I told him I needed him to do this for the team," Marrone added. Note that Williams has a base salary of $5.2 million that's fully guaranteed in 2015.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 08:30:00 AM

Bills WR Mike Williams will not play Sunday versus New England.

Robert Woods will continue to start opposite Sammy Watkins. Frustratingly relegated to third receiver duties despite far-superior playmaking ability to Woods, Williams finished Week 5 with eight yards on two targets. He has an 8-142-1 stat line through five games. Williams can be dropped in 16-team leagues.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 11:08:00 AM

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8Storm Johnson
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5Brad Smelley
6J.C. Copeland
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8Zach Boren
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10Kiero Small
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19Lance Lewis
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21L'Damian Washington
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25Marquez Clark
26David Porter
27DaVaris Daniels
28Tyler McDonald
29Ezell Ruffin
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25Michael Preston
26Clyde Gates
27Tom Nelson
28Trindon Holliday
29Demetrius Wilson
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32Juron Criner
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