Mike Williams | WR | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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.
Posted: 6/26/2013 12:02am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams had a procedure related to his tonsils earlier in the offseason.
Huddle Up: In football, the word "procedure" is usually preceded by "knee," but that's far from the case here as Williams should be primed to follow up on his bounce-back 63-996-9 season in 2012.
Posted: 6/12/2013 4:48pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams said he is very close to signing a contract extension with the team. General manager Mark Dominik said he would like to get a deal done with Williams before the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Williams has outperformed his rookie contract, and the Bucs would do well to lock him up before he hits the open market--especially when you consider Josh Freeman is also playing for a new deal and will be looking to boost his stats as well.
Posted: 2/26/2013 1:44pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers met with Hadley Engelhard, agent for WR Mike Williams, at the NFL Scouting Combine and it was described as a "very productive meeting." The team is interested in signing Williams to a contract extension.
Huddle Up: Williams is the No. 2 man now in Tampa with Vincent Jackson's arrival last offseason, but that also helped Williams bump up his production last season. Williams actually had 2 fewer catches than he did in 2011 (63-65), but he averaged nearly 4 more yards per reception (15.8-11.9) and tripled his TD production (9-3).
Posted: 1/31/2013 12:05am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams may look to Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson's five-year, $36 million deal as a benchmark as he discusses a contract extension with the team this offseason. Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice signed a five-year, $41 million deal in 2011 that had more than $18 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Right now Williams is the WR2 in Tampa Bay after the Bucs spent big on Vincent Jackson last offseason. Considering they have an outstanding young running back and a question mark at quarterback, spending big on another wideout doesn't make a ton of sense. So if Williams is looking for Johnson or Rice money, he may have to leave Tampa to find it.
Posted: 1/30/2013 12:16am et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have begun contract extension talks with WR Mike Williams.
Huddle Up: Williams tripled his 2011 number of TD catches (3 to 9) and had 225 more receiving yards on 2 fewer receptions this past season and should be in line for decent extension.
Posted: 12/22/2012 12:06am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: This Sunday against the Rams, Williams and Bucs will be trying to get rid of the stink from last week's 41-0 shutout loss to the Saints. Williams had TD receptions in each of the previous 2 games.