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Former Bucs Wide Receiver Mike Williams in Danger of Not Making Bills

Mike Williams Struggling with the Bills
Mike Williams Struggling with the Bills
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In July of last year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave wide receiver Mike Williams a $40 million dollar contract extension with $15 million guaranteed.

After a series of missteps and off the field problems Williams was traded to Buffalo for a 6th round draft pick less than a year later. Mike Williams has had a series of issues while with the Bucs to include a reported “party house” which created several disturbances for residents in his neighborhood, an unrelated trespass and criminal mischief charge and finally he was reportedly stabbed in the leg by his own brother.

These off the field problems resulted in new Buccaneer Head Coach Lovie Smith and GM Jason Licht to move the player for next to nothing just a year removed from the $40 million dollar deal.

Buffalo was ranked 28th in the NFL last year in passing offense so conventional wisdom may have penciled in Williams as a starter for the Bills who in his last full season with the Bucs had 63 touchdowns for 996 and 9 touchdowns.

Now reports are indicating that Mike Williams is in danger of not making the team at all. According to Pro Football Talk Williams has not been impressive in team activities and may not make the 53 man roster.

What does it say about a general manager of a professional football team when they give a player a lucrative deal one year and find out that he cannot make a roster in need of play makers the next?

Luckily the Buccaneers have moved away from the antics of Williams and the player personnel decisions of Mark Dominik with the addition of head coach Lovie Smith and new GM Jason Licht.

What do you think, will Williams catch on with the Bills and did the Bucs do the right thing by moving Williams?