James Walker of ESPN.com, citing a league source, reports that the Bills have traded a sixth-round pick to Buccaneers in exchange for WR Mike Williams.
Pro Football Talk reports that the Buccaneers won’t incur a cap hit by trading Williams.
In recent months, Williams has dealt with numerous off-the-field issues that prompted speculation that he could be cut loose at some point following the draft.
This almost guarantees that the Buccaneers will be targeting a receiver in the draft, possibly at No. 7 overall, depending on how things play out.
Williams, 26, still has five years remaining on his six-year, $40.25 million contract that included $9.4 million guaranteed.
He has a base salary of $1.2 million to go along with $1 million roster bonuses for the 2014 season.
Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports previously reported that the remaining guarantees included in Williams‘ contract won’t take effect until the 2015 season, which means the Bills could always get out from under his contract next year.
Last year, Williams was limited to playing in six games after he suffered a season-ending hamstring injury. He caught 22 passes for 216 yards receiving and two touchdowns.