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Mike Williams

29-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Free Agent

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A once-promising young talent, Williams hasn’t seen regular season action since 2014 and was a longshot to crack the Chiefs' 53-man roster. Ultimately, he was released halfway through the preseason....

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HT: 6' 2"   WT: 212   DOB: 5/18/1987  College: Syracuse  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Chiefs in August of 2016.

August 24, 2016  –  Mike Williams News

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Williams (leg) was released by the Chiefs on Wednesday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Mike Williams NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 23 TB 16 65 964 11 129 14.8 7.5 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
2011 24 TB 16 65 771 3 124 11.9 6.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
2012 25 TB 16 63 996 9 126 15.8 7.9 17 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 TB 6 22 216 2 40 9.8 5.4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Buf 9 8 142 1 19 17.8 7.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 23 TB 16 10.2 14.2 12.2 4 60 18 9 5 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 TB 16 6.0 10.0 8.0 4 48 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 TB 16 9.7 13.6 11.6 4 62 19 11 5 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 TB 6 5.6 9.3 7.4 4 36 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Buf 9 2.2 3.1 2.7 1 16 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Mike Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Williams continues to battle a strained hamstring but may take part in mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

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The Chiefs have signed Williams to a one-year deal, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Williams has been suspended for three games, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

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Williams has meetings lined up with six teams at the 2015 Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Williams (calf) has been released by the Bills, ESPN.com reports.

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Williams (calf), who was placed on the waived/injured list Monday, went unclaimed and will now spend the rest of the season on Buffalo's IR list.

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The Bills have placed Williams (calf) on the waived/injured list.

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Williams (calf) is out for this week's game in Denver.

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Williams (calf) is not participating in Friday's practice.

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2014

A torn hamstring cost Williams 10 games last year, and even when he was healthy, a terrible Buccaneers passing game slowed him down. Tampa traded Williams to the Bills this offseason where he’ll work with another young, developing quarterback in EJ Manuel. With only rookie Sammy Watkins – and potentially Robert Woods – ahead of him in the pecking order, Williams will have the chance to earn a decent workload. At 6-2, 212 and with decent speed, good athleticism and strong ball skills, Williams can get downfield (six catches of 40-plus yards in 2012), and he’s useful in the red zone. His production will hinge largely on Manuel’s development, but at least Williams is completely healthy after undergoing hamstring surgery in October – and reportedly getting stabbed in the thigh by his brother in March.

2013

After a disastrous sophomore year, Williams got his career back on track last season. The presence of Vincent Jackson (and his 147 targets) limited Williams' ceiling but also gave him room to operate – he had 17 catches for 20-plus (T-11th) and six catches of 40 or more yards (T-2nd). While Williams had two fewer red-zone targets than Jackson (18 to 20), 11 of Williams' looks were inside the 10 (2nd) as opposed to Jackson's three. Consequently, Williams had nine TDs to Jackson's eight. At 6-1, 212 and with decent speed, plus athleticism and good ball skills, Williams' playmaking ability should keep him involved both down the field and near the goal line. Jackson's still the No. 1 target in Tampa, but the team’s lack of receiver depth and pass-catching tight ends should leave Williams plenty of opportunities in his fourth season.

2012

Like the original, the sequel to “Michael Clayton” was also set in Tampa. After a promising rookie season, Williams – like his predecessor – fell off the map in Year 2, averaging just 11.9 YPC, 6.2 YPT (31st among the league’s 32 100-target WR) and scoring just three times (down from 11 in 2010). The precise reasons for the drop-off are hard to pinpoint, but quarterback Josh Freeman also played considerably worse, and the Buccaneers as a team went from 10-6 to 4-12. As a result, the Bucs cleaned house, hiring an entirely new coaching staff and bringing in free-agent Vincent Jackson (and paying him $26 million in guaranteed money). That means Williams will likely no longer be Freeman’s go-to guy, and a drop in targets should follow suit. At 6-1, 212, Williams has decent speed for a bigger receiver, runs good routes and has the athleticism and ball skills to make acrobatic plays down the field. He’ll still be in the mix, but so will Arrelious Benn, another year removed from ACL surgery, and newly signed tight end Dallas Clark will get his looks as well.

2011

A fourth-round rookie on an offensive wasteland doesn't usually finish as the 11th best receiver on the board. But Williams was a first-round talent who dropped only due to perceived character issues, and Tampa with an improving Josh Freeman is no longer a wasteland. At 6-2, 220, Williams has decent speed for a bigger wideout. He runs good routes and has the size, athleticism and ball skills to make acrobatic plays down the field. Williams saw 18 red-zone looks last year and nine targets from inside-the-10, numbers that could increase in his second year as Tampa's improving offense makes more trips deep into opponents' territory. Williams' per-play efficiency (7.47 YPT) was pedestrian, and he didn't make a ton of big plays (two catches of 40-plus), but he should be more polished in Year 2, and his rapport with Freeman should only improve. At a minimum, Williams is the team's clear No. 1 target heading into 2011.

2010

Though a rookie fourth-round draft pick, Williams is expected to wind up as a starting WR with the Buccaneers' in 2010. Williams actually has first-round talent but dropped in the draft due to having major off-the-field issues that led to his dismissal from the team while in college at Syracuse. If Williams can keep his head on straight he could be a very pleasant surprise as a rookie in 2010.