BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Bills have acquired former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in this year’s draft. The Bills say the trade is contingent on Williams, a Buffalo native, reporting and passing a physical.
Williams recently made headlines after he was stabbed in the leg. Williams’ brother Eric Baylor reportedly turned himself in for stabbing the football star last month, while in Florida. He is also facing charges stemming from an arrest in December.
In addition to his off-the-field issues, Williams does not have the best history with Bills head coach Doug Marrone. Williams quit the team at Syracuse, instead of serving a suspension from Marrone in 2009.
“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 in a press release. “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.”
Another western New York native in the NFL agreed to terms with the Bills last month. Cornerback Corey Graham went to Turner-Carroll High School.