Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: WR Mike Williams -- The Syracuse receiver had a history of off-field problems that forced him to miss all or parts of two seasons. But Williams, at 6-foot-2, 221 pounds, is tremendous after the catch. Nearly all his problems were school-related and he gives QB Josh Freeman another big target.
A closer look at the Bucs picks: Round 4/101 -- Mike Williams, WR, 6-2, 221, Syracuse: Off-field problems forced Williams to drop but he is a first-round talent. - by The Sports Xchange
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11/11/14 - With WR Marquise Goodwin banged up yet again - he hurt his ribs in Sunday's loss to Kansas City, the fifth different injury of his 1 1/2-year Bills career - it looks as if Mike Williams will have a chance to be active for Thursday night's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Williams has endured a miserable season playing for his hometown team after joining Buffalo in the offseason via a trade from Tampa Bay. Williams was inactive against the Chiefs, the second time he has suffered that indignity this season. He hasn't caught a pass since Oct. 5 in Detroit, and for the season he has a mere eight receptions for 142 yards and a touchdown.
Coach Doug Marrone said the reason Williams has been inactive twice is because of the special teams numbers. Williams doesn't play on the kicking teams.
"Anytime I don't play, I think it's the wrong decision, because I know for a fact that it is," Williams said. "I know my abilities, I know my talents, I know how I can help. That's why I think it's the wrong decision. But from the team aspect, that's the coach's decision to make that. I'm a team player, so if they think that's best for the team, then it's time I gotta sit down for what's best for the team."
11/05/14 - WR Mike Williams missed Monday's practice due to a death in his family, but he was back Wednesday.
11/03/14 - WR Mike Williams missed practice Monday due to a death in his family, but is expected to return to work on Wednesday.
10/12/14 - WR Mike Williams started the Bills' first four games, but was a healthy scratch on Sunday. Coach Doug Marrone said it was a late decision due to defensive tackle Kyle Williams becoming available to play after missing last week with a knee injury, and the Bills wanting to have three tight ends active for the game.
10/08/14 - WR Mike Williams, who saw his playing time cut to 26 plays against Detroit (37 percent of the snaps), has only eight catches for 142 yards and a TD. One was an 80-yard TD at Houston.