Mike Williams | WR | Buffalo Bills
Posted: 7/20/2014 1:58am et
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams said he felt good after participating in conditioning workouts on the first day of training camp Saturday, July 19. 'I'm fully ready to go,' Williams said. 'I trained this whole offseason. There was really no offseason for me. I kinda had to get my leg better. I had to get back to feeling like Mike again, like my mom always tells me. Today running that conditioning test made me feel like I was Mike again.' Williams had missed several spring practices to rest a surgically-repaired hamstring.
Huddle Up: A healthy Williams will help give E.J. Manuel a deep and talented receiving corps in Buffalo, though Williams will be battling Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods for looks so his fantasy value won't be where it was when he was running as Vincent Jackson's wingman in Tampa.
Posted: 7/15/2014 12:20pm et
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams could become one of the main weapons in the red zone for the team this season because of his physical style of play, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak. Last year, the Bills were one of just four teams to finish with a red zone touchdown efficiency of less than 50 percent.
Huddle Up: In 4 seasons with the Bucs, the 6-foot-2 Williams was targeted 63 times inside the red zone, resulting in 28 catches for 232 yards and 18 of his 25 career TD grabs. He and 6-7 TE Scott Chandler figure to be EJ Manuel's go-to guys inside the 20 this season.
Posted: 5/29/2014 11:54pm et
Buffalo Bills WR Mike Williams will re-enter a pre-trial intervention program that will allow him to avoid two misdemeanor charges. Williams took part in organized team activities for a second straight day Thursday, May 29, as he's facing misdemeanor charges of trespassing and criminal mischief after he reportedly caused $200 in damage to his girlfriend's front door last year.
Huddle Up: The Bills, who dealt Stevie Johnson, are counting heavily on Williams to start opposite first-round pick Sammy Watkins. First, though, the former Buc needs to get his legal ducks in a row and show he can steer clear of future off-field issues.
Posted: 4/4/2014 12:58pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded WR Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills Friday, April 4, in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in this year's draft.
Huddle Up: Williams played just six games last season as the Bucs' wingman to Vincent Jackson. With Josh McCown now at quarterback in Tampa Bay, prevailing wisdom suggests the Bucs will go after a wide receiver in the first round--likely Mike Evans, giving the Bucs a "twin towers" approach similar to what McCown had in Chicago with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
Posted: 4/3/2014 3:54pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams is being sued by United Property & Casualty Insurance Co. for $54,453 in damages in relation to a kitchen fire at Williams' house last year.
Huddle Up: Ho hum: Another week, another off-field issue for Williams.
Posted: 3/23/2014 9:33pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams has been hospitalized Sunday, March 23, after he was stabbed in the thigh at his home, according to a spokesperson from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office. Williams' brother was the one who allegedly stabbed Williams. The team said they are aware of the situation and is gathering more information.
Huddle Up: First things first: Let's hope Williams will be OK. The wideout missed all but 6 games this past season with a torn hamstring, and this isn't exactly the best course for his rehab.
Posted: 1/30/2014 1:21pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams accumulated more than $200,000 in fines for being late to mandatory meetings or missing meetings and scheduled rehab days for his torn hamstring in 2013. Williams' partying has also become a concern for the team.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Williams -- who will turn 27 in May -- has a lot of growing up to do and will have to prove himself to a new coaching regime after playing in only 6 games last season because of the injury.
Posted: 10/28/2013 1:53pm et
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) will have surgery to repair his hamstring, according to head coach Greg Schiano.
Huddle Up: Time to drop him in all redraft leagues. Hopefully Williams can come back strong next season.
Posted: 10/28/2013 12:34pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was placed on Injured Reserve.
Huddle Up: Tiquan Underwood has stepped into Williams' role as the Bucs' WR2; they're also leaning even more heavily on Vincent Jackson and using tight end Tim Wright more extensively as well.
Posted: 10/25/2013 8:11pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) said he is dealing with a torn hamstring.
Huddle Up: If Williams has a torn hamstring he will likely be lost for the year. This nightmare season can't end soon enough for the Buccaneers. The only player with weekly fantasy value in Tampa Bay right now is Vincent Jackson.
Posted: 10/24/2013 12:52pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 23, but is questionable for the team's Week 8 game Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Williams is looking to get back on track after missing Week 6 and catching only 4 passes for 32 yards in the Week 7 game in Atlanta, but it's going to be tough given the lingering injury issues and a tough matchup against a Panthers' secondary that gives up the sixth-fewest points to opposing fantasy WRs.
Posted: 10/18/2013 5:17pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, but is listed as questionable for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Williams sat out Week 6 but participated in practice all week and should play Sunday in Atlanta.
Posted: 10/17/2013 11:41pm et
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: It was the second-straight day of limited action for Williams, who missed his first game as a pro this past week. See if his outlook improves Friday.
Posted: 10/16/2013 2:56pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: This is encouraging after a bit of a surprise scratch last weekend. Williams has a pretty nice matchup this week if he can go.
Posted: 10/10/2013 8:14pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: Williams has been limited in the Bucs' past 2 practices. That's not necessarily the best of news considering Tampa Bay is coming off a bye week, but at least he's been able to get in some work. See if the situation improves Friday.
Posted: 9/27/2013 12:16pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams returned to practice Friday, Sept. 27. He looks good to go for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Williams has been nursing a hamstring injury, but his return to practice bodes well for his availability for Mike Glennon's NFL debut this weekend.
Posted: 8/2/2013 12:40pm et
Updating an earlier report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said WR Mike Williams left practice Friday, Aug. 2, due to a minor hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Doesn't seem major, but best to err on the side of caution with a hammy so Williams may take a few days off.
Posted: 7/29/2013 8:50pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (undisclosed) limped off the practice field with a trainer after practice was over Monday, July 29. Head coach Greg Schiano did not appear to be concerned after practice, saying he did not know anything about an injury to Williams.
Huddle Up: This could be anything at this point, but make no doubt the Bucs are concerned after giving the WR a shiny new 5-year, $40.25 million deal just this past week. Definitely check back for further updates . . .
Posted: 7/24/2013 12:10pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed WR Mike Williams to a five-year, $40.25 million extension that will run through the 2018 season. The deal includes a guaranteed $15 million.
Huddle Up: That's a pretty nice chunk of change for a WR2, though Williams gives the Bucs one of the better secondary targets in the league. Now perhaps Tampa Bay can turn its attention to the guy charged with throwing passes to Williams, as Josh Freeman is in the final year of his contract as well.
Posted: 7/22/2013 12:08pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't had much progress in contract talks with WR Mike Williams. The two sides continue to have periodic talks.
Huddle Up: Perhaps the best-case scenario for fantasy owners would be for both Williams and quarterback Josh Freeman to enter the season playing for contracts, banking on each other to put up numbers that will raise their respective asking prices. There doesn't seem to be any rush on either side to get a deal done.