Mike Williams WR BUF 1 Month

Williams is active for Thursday's game against the Dolphins.

He's been the forgotten man in Buffalo this season, but with Marquise Goodwin inactive for this one, Williams will serve as the fourth receiver. We'll see if the Bills turn to the tall receiver in the red zone once or twice, given the team's struggles in that area of the field. Williams is far from a reliable fantasy option, however.

Mike Williams WR BUF 1 Month

Williams is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

That must mean the Bills plan to give Sammy Watkins (groin) a reasonably sizable workload. Williams has long been passed by Chris Hogan as the No. 3 receiver, and now possibly even Marquise Goodwin as the No. 4.

Mike Williams WR BUF 1 Month

Williams is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Though Williams is inactive Sunday, the Bills will have fellow wideout Sammy Watkins on hand, despite entering the weekend listed as questionable by the team.

Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months

Williams missed Monday's practice due to a death in the family, BuffaloBills.com reports.

In case you were wondering if Williams was in trouble with the coaching staff again, that's not the case and unfortunately he's dealing with a personal situation. The team does expect Williams back at practice Wednesday, however.

Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months

Williams is not among the team's inactives for Sunday's game against the Jets and it appears he'll suit up for the contest with fellow receiver Marcus Easley inactive.

Of course, Williams' production has been nowhere near fantasy worthy this season, and it looks like he's been passed by Chris Hogan for the No. 3 receiver spot.

Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months

Williams did not have a catch or a target in Sunday's win over the Vikings and was on the field for just five snaps, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak.

Williams was active after getting benched the previous week, but hardly saw the field and clearly is not a focus of this offense, despite his red-zone skills. Today's lesson for all you readers: If your coach takes what's a second or third chance on you and you get scratched, don't go public with your frustration, or worse, let your agent start gabbing to the media. The lesson could be a long one for Williams, as Chris Hogan looks to have moved into the third receiver spot and had a nice game in that role. Hogan is a nice big target like Williams, but seems to be more in sync with Kyle Orton and has had a few big catches the last two weeks.

Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months

Williams is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

He'll re-enter the Bills' wideout mix Sunday, with Marquise Goodwin and Marcus Easley both out, but a wait-and-see approach is in order with Williams until he re-establishes a role in the Buffalo offense.

Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months

Two of Williams' teammates - Marquise Goodwin and Marcus Easley - have both been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

That leaves the Bills with just four healthy receivers - Williams being one of them - and while someone could get elevated from the practice squad, all signs point to Williams returning to action following last week's surprise benching. That said, he has one big play all season and that's about all he's done, and there's a chance Chris Hogan may have moved ahead of him into third in the pecking order.

Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months

Williams, whose agent requested a trade earlier this week, practiced with the scout team Wednesday and isn't sure if he'll be in the lineup when the Bills face the Vikings this week, The Buffalo News reports.

Coach Doug Marrone is not amused with the distraction especially considering Williams has a checkered past and he's not performing anywhere near his salary. Williams has an ugly 8/142/1 line while playing five games, and 80 yards and the score came on one play. He may get back in the lineup pretty quickly as the Bills need all the help they can get on offense, but he's about as close to fantasy value as the first-rounder his agent has hinted he's worth in barter.

Mike Williams WR BUF 2 Months

Williams' agent has been given permission to gauge trade interest in his client, NFL.com reports.

Williams was a healthy scratch from Sunday's game following totals of eight catches, 142 yards and one touchdown through the first five games this season. However, given Williams' unhappiness with his role as the Bills' No. 3 receiver, his agent has requested a trade elsewhere. Although Buffalo is not actively shopping Williams, the team will reportedly do its due diligence by listening to any potential interest the wideout garners.