Tampa, Florida -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Friday they have traded wide receiver Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, pending him passing a physical.
"We thank Mike for his contributions to the Buccaneers over the last four seasons. At this time, we felt this was best for both sides and we wish Mike well going forward," said Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht.
Williams made headlines recently after his brother stabbed him in the leg with a kitchen knife while the two were "joking around" at Williams' home in Avila on March 23. His brother later turned himself in to authorities.
Bucs head coach Lovie Smith spoke with 10 Sports anchor Dave Wirth a couple of days after the incident saying Williams was a victim in the incident and said as of right now Williams was still on the team.
"Of course he's still on the football team," Smith told 10 Sports on March 25. "I've talked to Mike on the telephone. Of course, I wouldn't be able to talk to you about anything until I got back there. There's nothing that's happened to cause him to be off the football team."
Williams has had other trouble with the law recently. He faces trespassing and criminal mischief charges after an incident in December and has had multiple domestic problems, including damaging a neighbor's property.
Williams was drafted by Tampa Bay in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. In his four-year career with the Buccaneers, he has started 52-of-54 career games played, catching 215 passes for 2,947 yards and 25 touchdowns.