Mike Williams WR BUF 6 Days

Williams and Sammy Watkins (ribs) started Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

Once again getting the nod ahead of Robert Woods, Williams managed just one catch for 10 yards on one target. While his preseason hasn't been particularly impressive, Williams also hasn't done anything to hurt his standing among the Bills' wideouts. He's still the favorite to get most of the playing time across from Sammy Watkins in two-wide formations, although Woods looks like a viable threat to eat into Williams' snaps. Once you also account for surprising slot man Chris Hogan, the Bills have quite a few receiving threats for a team that doesn't figure to have a ton of success in the passing game.

Mike Williams WR BUF 12 Days

Williams and quarterback EJ Manuel have been developing a nice rapport in the red zone, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the veteran receiver, "I always tell them there's a 96-percent chance�the other 4-percent is their fault. I always tell them, throw it to the clouds, I'm going to find a way to bring it down."

Williams has never had more than 65 catches in a season and if the Buffalo receiving group stays in modestly good health, there may not be enough footballs to go around to approach that number. That said, the Bills were awful in the red zone last season and Williams and Scott Chandler may be the only natural threats they have in close range, so perhaps Williams - who has 25 receiving touchdowns in four NFL seasons - can become Manuel's go-to guy in those situations.

Mike Williams WR BUF 14 Days

Williams started Friday's preseason game against the Panthers and caught one pass for 28 yards on his only target.

Though Robert Woods is listed No. 2 on the depth chart, Williams again got the start across from Sammy Watkins. With Chris Hogan also drawing first-team looks this preseason, the competition for targets behind Watkins may be fierce.

Mike Williams WR BUF 19 Days

Williams started Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the Giants, and he caught one pass for 11 yards.

Mike Williams WR BUF 1 Month

Bills WR Mike Williams said he is fully healthy at the start of training camp.

Williams' sat out some of the Bills' offseason program to rest the hamstring he had surgically repaired last season, but said he is "fully ready to go" now. The Bills will use Williams on the outside in three-wide sets and as a target man in the red zone. His touchdown potential could push him into the WR4 range in redraft leagues.

Mike Williams WR BUF 1 Month

WGR 550 Buffalo considers Mike Williams a lock for the Bills' 53-man roster.

That's provided Williams stays out of trouble between now and Week 1. That's not a given, of course, but Williams isn't entering camp on the bubble. He's the favorite to join Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods in three-wide sets, splitting out wide and providing a big target in the red zone. Williams could come into WR4 appeal in re-draft leagues.

Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months

Mike Williams got some first-team reps in three-wide sets on the final day of Bills minicamp.

WGR 550's Joe Buscaglia scoffs at the notion Williams' roster spot is in jeopardy, saying the Bills "like him a great deal, and view him as someone that can make an impact on the offensive side of the ball." We tend to agree, even if Williams merely projects as a red-zone specialist behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods.

Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months

Bills WR Mike Williams was limited throughout OTAs and minicamp because his leg "wasn't 100 percent."

Williams' turbulent offseason overshadowed the fact that he landed on injured reserve last Week 9 with a torn right hamstring. It's apparently not 100 percent healed, though there's been no indication the Bills are actually concerned. ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak recently opined that Williams isn't a lock to make the 53-man roster, but he'll earn a spot as long as he's healthy and stays out of trouble.

Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months

Beat writer Mike Rodak doesn't consider WR Mike Williams a lock for the final roster.

Williams was one of Rodak's "biggest faller" at OTAs, saying the ex-Buc failed to stand out from the rest of the receivers. Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin and Marcus Easley are considered locks for the final roster, leaving Williams to battle with the likes of Chris Hogan and T.J. Graham for one or two spots. Even if he sticks, there won't be much upside here as a touchdown-dependent third receiver in a run-first scheme.

Mike Williams WR BUF 3 Months1 Comment

Mike Williams has been accepted into a pre-trial intervention program.

Williams was originally rejected from the program. It means his misdemeanor charges of trespassing and criminal mischief will be thrown out if he completes the program. Hopefully Williams can keep his head on straight in Buffalo.