Mike Williams WR BUF 9 Days

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 19 Days

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 2 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.

Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months

Tampa Bay Times' reporter Greg Auman reported Bills WR Mike Williams' pre-trial agreement to avoid misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespassing charges has been thrown out.

Williams now has a May 29 court date in Tampa Bay. Auman speculates Williams' move from Tampa to Buffalo may have violated the conditions of the agreement and been the catalyst for it being thrown out. Williams is still likely only facing probation and community service hours as punishment.

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At his introductory press conference, new Bills WR Mike Williams admitted he needed to "grow up a little more."

Williams departure from Tampa Bay was preceded by -- and perhaps caused by -- two off-field incidents in a span of four months. Despite his relative success in the NFL, Williams does not possess the super talent necessary for teams to put up with the off-field headaches. If he can stay on the straight and narrow, Williams will provide the Bills a much needed redzone threat.

Mike Williams WR BUF 4 Months

Mike Williams (hamstring, thigh) expects to be 100 percent for the Bills' offseason program.

"I'm going to be ready for all the offseason workouts and things like that," Williams assured. "So I'll be 100 percent straight for that." Williams missed the second half of 2013 with a torn hamstring, and was stabbed in the thigh last month.

Mike Williams WR BUF 4 Months3 Comments

Bills acquired WR Mike Williams from the Buccaneers for a sixth-round draft pick.

Williams' name has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this offseason, and he clearly was on the outs in Tampa. In Buffalo, Williams reunites with Doug Marrone. Marrone coached Williams at Syracuse in 2009 before Williams quit the team that November. Williams also grew up in Buffalo, so it's a homecoming. In 2010, Williams led all rookie receivers in catches, yards, and touchdowns. He's not an explosive athlete by any means but with 25 career touchdowns and a 6-foot-2, 212-pound frame, Williams has been a reliable red-zone option. Williams, Robert Woods, and Stevie Johnson project as Buffalo's top three wideouts, though Johnson has been rumored to be on the way out.