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                    === Bills trade for Bucs WR Williams ===
 
 Orchard  Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Williams has been traded from the
 Tampa  Bay Buccaneers  to the Buffalo Bills, whose second-year head coach Doug
 Marrone once suspended the wide receiver for an entire season in college.
 
 Tampa Bay, in exchange, will receive a sixth-round pick in this year's draft.
 
 Williams was selected by the Bucs in the fourth round of the 2010 draft out of
 Syracuse,  where he  was suspended by Marrone for the 2008 season for off-the-
 field  issues. The  6-foot-2 wideout returned to the team the next year before
 quitting midseason.
 
 "With  regard to our  time at Syracuse, I feel that is in the past for both of
 us,"  said  Marrone on the  Bills' website. "Mike has  an opportunity to get a
 fresh  start to  his career  here in  his hometown  and regain  his form  as a
 productive player in the National Football League."
 
 The  Buffalo native  had a productive first  three years in Tampa Bay before a
 hamstring injury limited him to 22 catches and 216 yards last year.
 
 For  his  career, Williams  has  caught  215 passes  for  2,947  yards and  25
 touchdowns, 11 coming his rookie year.
 
 "We  thank  Mike for  his contributions  to the Buccaneers  over the last four
 seasons,"  said Buccaneers  general manager Jason Licht. "At this time we felt
 this was best for both sides and we wish Mike well going forward."
 
 The  trade comes a  week after Williams was involved in an incident that ended
 with  him being  treated at  a hospital  for a  stab wound  to his  thigh. His
 brother, Eric Baylor, was charged with aggravated battery domestic violence.
 
 04/04 12:22:18 ET