By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 14th, 2014 at 2:05 pm EST
The Buffalo Bills will not be trading wide receiver Mike Williams to the New York Giants. This rumor came about after Williams was able to seek a trade.
According to the Newark Star-Ledgar, the trade is “not going to happen.” The Giants have interest in the disgruntled player, but they are not interested in acquiring him at the moment.
The reason why the Giants may be not be interested in Williams is because he is a declining player, who has just eight receptions through five games. But don’t be surprised if the Giants trade for, or sign a receiver now that Victor Cruz is done for the rest of the season.
Williams is currently fourth on the Bills wide receiver depth chart. Only Marcus Easley is behind Williams – and that’s only because he is injured.
Any team will be leery of trading for him, as his $1.2 million base turns into a $5.2 million base salary in 2015. Then, after next season, he is owed a $5.6 million base and a $1 million roster bonus, then in 2017, it turns into a $5.9 million base with a $1 million roster bonus.
He is due $4.15 million and a $1 million roster bonus if he’s still in the league by 2018.
With the trade deadline approaching, it appears like the 27-year-old will have to stay with the Bills for the rest of this season, if he isn’t released in the near future. His troublesome past has also made teams question a potential trade for him, as well.
He was acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by the Bills this past April. At the moment, it looks like the Bucs received the better end of this deal, as Williams hasn’t produced, and he is not happy about being in Buffalo.