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Mike Williams | Wide Receiver

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
College: Syracuse
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Bills WR Mike Williams said he is fully healthy.
Williams sat out some of the offseason program to rest the hamstring he had surgically repaired last season, but said he is "fully ready to go" now. The Bills will use Williams on the outside in three-wide sets and as a target man in the red zone. His touchdown potential could push him into the WR4 range in redraft leagues. Jul 19 - 1:27 PM

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WGR 550 Buffalo considers Mike Williams a lock for the Bills' 53-man roster.

That's provided Williams stays out of trouble between now and Week 1. That's not a given, of course, but Williams isn't entering camp on the bubble. He's the favorite to join Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods in three-wide sets, splitting out wide and providing a big target in the red zone. Williams could come into WR4 appeal in re-draft leagues.
Jul 9 - 10:10 AM

Mike Williams got some first-team reps in three-wide sets on the final day of Bills minicamp.

WGR 550's Joe Buscaglia scoffs at the notion Williams' roster spot is in jeopardy, saying the Bills "like him a great deal, and view him as someone that can make an impact on the offensive side of the ball." We tend to agree, even if Williams merely projects as a red-zone specialist behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods.
Jun 23 - 11:07 AM

Bills WR Mike Williams was limited throughout OTAs and minicamp because his leg "wasn't 100 percent."

Williams' turbulent offseason overshadowed the fact that he landed on injured reserve last Week 9 with a torn right hamstring. It's apparently not fully healed, though there's been no indication the Bills are actually concerned. ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak recently opined that Williams isn't a lock to make the roster, but he'll earn a spot as long as he's healthy and stays out of trouble.
Jun 19 - 5:09 PM

ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak doesn't consider WR Mike Williams a lock for the final roster.

Williams was one of Rodak's "biggest fallers" at OTAs, saying the ex-Buc failed to stand out from the rest of the receivers. Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin and Marcus Easley are considered locks for the 53, leaving Williams to battle the likes of Chris Hogan and T.J. Graham for one or two spots. Even if he sticks, there won't be much upside here as a touchdown-dependent third receiver in a run-first scheme.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 16 - 8:48 AM

Mike Williams has been accepted into a pre-trial intervention program.

Williams was originally rejected from the program. It means his misdemeanor charges of trespassing and criminal mischief will be thrown out if he completes the program. Hopefully Williams can keep his head on straight in Buffalo.
Source: ESPN.com
May 29 - 5:21 PM

The Tampa Bay Times reports Bills WR Mike Williams' pre-trial agreement to avoid misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespassing charges has been thrown out.

Williams now has a May 29 court date in Tampa. Beat writer Greg Auman speculates Williams' move to Buffalo may have violated the conditions of the agreement and been the catalyst for it being thrown out. Williams is still likely only facing probation and community service hours as punishment. He is penciled in as Buffalo's No. 3 wide receiver behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods.
May 17 - 12:55 PM

At his introductory press conference, new Bills WR Mike Williams admitted he needs to "grow up a little more."

Williams' departure from Tampa Bay was preceded by -- and perhaps caused by -- two off-field incidents in a span of four months. Despite his relative success in the NFL, Williams does not possess the super talent necessary for teams to put up with the off-field headaches. If he can stay on the straight and narrow, Williams will provide the Bills a much needed red-zone threat.
Apr 7 - 7:14 PM

Mike Williams (hamstring, thigh) expects to be 100 percent for the Bills' offseason program.

"I’m going to be ready for all the offseason workouts and things like that," Williams assured. "So I’ll be 100 percent straight for that." Williams missed the second half of 2013 with a torn hamstring, and was stabbed in the thigh last month.
Apr 7 - 5:21 PM

Bills acquired WR Mike Williams from the Buccaneers for a sixth-round draft pick.

Williams' name has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this offseason, and he clearly was on the outs in Tampa. In Buffalo, Williams reunites with Doug Marrone. Marrone coached Williams at Syracuse in 2009 before Williams quit the team that November. Williams also grew up in Buffalo, so it's a homecoming. In 2010, Williams led all rookie receivers in catches, yards, and touchdowns. He's not an explosive athlete by any means but with 25 career touchdowns and a 6-foot-2, 212-pound frame, Williams has been a reliable red-zone option. Williams, Robert Woods, and Stevie Johnson project as Buffalo's top three wideouts, though Johnson has been rumored to be on the way out.
Apr 4 - 11:21 AM

Bucs WR Mike Williams is facing a lawsuit stemming from a kitchen fire in a home he rented last summer.

It's nothing serious, but Williams' name is in the news yet again for an off-field issue. The lawsuit alleges that he "negligently caused a fire while using the stove-top range," causing "heat, smoke and fire damage." The suit is seeking $54,453 plus interest and court costs.
Apr 3 - 11:08 AM

Bucs WR Mike Williams' misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespassing charges will be dropped if he completes an intervention program.

The charges were related to a December incident with Williams' ex-girlfriend. It's the best-possible outcome for the embattled wideout. Williams' legal issues are now mostly behind him, as he isn't facing charges for his role in a fight where he was allegedly stabbed by his brother last weekend.
Mar 27 - 2:02 PM

Witnesses allege Mike Williams was not the aggressor in the March 23 incident that ended in his stabbing by Williams' 23-year-old brother, Eric Baylor.

A carpet cleaning crew was at Williams' house when the stabbing took place. It's believed Baylor had damaged Williams' Bentley, knocking out the back window. "Mike wasn't the aggressor, but I guess he was a little upset about that and he told him to get out," stated carpet cleaner Clermon Vaughn. Williams was cut in the left thigh with a "paring knife, maybe 3-4 inches from the handle, like you'd cut an apple with." Williams was released from the hospital on Tuesday.
Mar 26 - 7:24 AM

Coach Lovie Smith backed Mike Williams on Tuesday, saying being a victim of a stabbing isn't going to get Williams "kicked off the football team."

"You can't blame a guy for being a victim," Smith added. "Hopefully, we can get past this type of thing." This obviously doesn't mean Williams' roster spot is safe, but it's not going to be the straw to break his back. Smith has previously voiced displeasure with Williams, and GM Jason Licht said he was "disappointed" that Williams was involved in yet another off-field incident. If the Bucs can land Sammy Watkins in the draft, that could seal Williams' fate.
Mar 25 - 2:38 PM

Mike Williams' brother, 23-year-old Eric Baylor, has turned himself into police after allegedly stabbing Williams in the left thigh Sunday.

Baylor was immediately arrested on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Williams told police the stabbing took place accidentally "during a wrestling match" -- in an apparent attempt to protect his brother -- but authorities aren't buying it. Baylor fled and was missing until Monday night. New Bucs GM Jason Licht told reporters at the league meetings Monday that he was "disappointed" to learn of Williams' latest off-field incident. Williams may have played his last snap in Tampa.
Mar 25 - 7:18 AM

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3Jeff Tuel
4Dennis Dixon
RB1C.J. Spiller
2Fred Jackson
3Bryce Brown
4Anthony Dixon
5Ronnie Wingo
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
3RB1Fred Jackson
2C.J. Spiller
FB1Frank Summers
2Evan Rodriguez
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Chris Hogan
4Chris Summers
5Naaman Roosevelt
WR21Robert Woods
2Mike Williams
3T.J. Graham
4Marcus Easley
5Kevin Elliott
WR31Mike Williams
TE1Scott Chandler
2Tony Moeaki
3Lee Smith
4Chris Gragg
5Dominique Jones
K1Dan Carpenter
2Dustin Hopkins