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Buccaneers Trade Wide Receiver Mike Williams to the Bills

J. Meric/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A change of scenery just might be what's best for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Williams and he's getting just that as he's been traded to the Buffalo Bills for a sixth-round pick.

Various off-the-field incidents resulted in Williams falling out of favor with the Bucs. The latest occurred in March when he was hospitalized after being stabbed in the thigh by his brother, Eric Baylor.

Despite the incidents, Williams is still just 26-years-old and should be a big contributor to the Bills offense.

He will also be reunited with his former college coach at Syracuse, Doug Marrone, who recently completed his first season as the Bills head coach.

"Mike Williams is a competitive, tough wide receiver who has the size and athleticism to add competition to our receiver position group," Marrone said in a release.

Due to injuries, Williams played in just six games in 2013 and was limited to jst 22 catches for 216 yards.

In 2012, Williams caught 63 passes for 996 yards while also catching nine touchdowns.

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Buccaneers Place WR Mike Williams On IR

J. Meric/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams will miss the rest of the season after he was placed on injured reserve Monday due to a hamstring injury. 

“Mike had a hamstring injury that he tried to play through, but he just wasn’t effective doing it,” Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said. “He’ll get surgery now and be repaired and be fine, it’s just going to be a little bit of a recovery.”

In six games with the Bucs this season, the 26-year-old Williams had 22 receptions for 216 yards and two touchdowns.
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Buccaneers Sign Mike Williams to Six-Year Deal 

J. Meric/Getty Images(TAMPA) --  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have signed receiver Mike Williams to a six-year deal worth $40.25 million

"We are pleased to have Mike signed to a long-term contract that ensures he will continue to be part of the exciting young core of players we are building around," Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said Wednesday morning.  "Mike has earned this contract through his hard work and production the past three seasons and we are looking forward to seeing him continue that career development as a Buccaneer."

Williams was selected by the Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft. In three seasons he has 2,731 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns. 

The new contract will keep Williams with the Buccaneers through the 2018 season.

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Seahawks Release Receiver Mike Williams

Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images(RENTON, Wash.) -- Wide Receiver Mike Williams was released by the Seattle Seahawks Friday.

"We would like to thank Mike for his contributions over the past two seasons, and we wish him well in the future," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a team statement.

The 6-foot-5 receiver out of USC was picked 10th in the 2005 NFL Draft, but struggled with his conditioning. He had his career resurrected two seasons ago when he was reunited with current Seahawks and former USC head coach Pete Carroll.

During his time in Seattle, Williams had 83 receptions in 26 games and won the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2010.

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