Buffalo, NY -- The Bills have acquired wide receiver and Buffalo native Mike Williams from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
ESPN says the Bills gave up a 6th round draft pick to get him.
Williams played for Bills coach Doug Marrone for a year at Syracuse. He saw limited action last season with injuries.
Here's the text of the Bills' news release:
Orchard Park, NY – The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has acquired WR Mike Williams from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed draft choice. The trade is contingent on Williams reporting and passing a physical.
“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.
“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.”
Williams, a native of Buffalo, N.Y. and Riverside High School product, has recorded 215 catches for 2,947 yards with 25 touchdowns in 54 games (52 starts) in his first four seasons in the NFL with Tampa Bay (2010-2013).
The 6-2, 212-pound Syracuse product entered the NFL a fourth-round (101st overall) draft selection of the Buccaneers in 2010 and led all rookie receivers in receptions (65), receiving yardage (964) and receiving touchdowns (11).