Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Bills have picked up wide receiver Mike Williams in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bills are receiving a draft pick, reportedly a sixth rounder.
“Mike Williams is a competitive, tough wide receiver who has the size and athleticism to add competition to our receiver position group,” said Bills head coach Doug Marrone.
“We feel Mike is a player who has the ability to help our team improve. With regard to our time at Syracuse, I feel that is in the past for both of us. Today, Mike has an opportunity to get a fresh start to his career here in his hometown and regain his form as a productive player in the National Football League. We look forward to getting Mike into the facility and start our work preparing for the 2014 season once the players are free to report on April 22.”
Williams, a Riverside High School product, has recorded 215 catches for 2,947 yards with 25 touchdowns in 54 games (52 starts) in his first four seasons in the NFL with Tampa Bay (2010-2013).
The 6-2, 212-pound Syracuse product entered the NFL a fourth-round (101st overall) draft selection of the Buccaneers in 2010 and led all rookie receivers in receptions (65), receiving yardage (964) and receiving touchdowns (11).