The homecoming is over for Mike Williams.
The Buffalo native was released by his hometown Bills on Monday afternoon.
The move isn't a surprise -- Williams was waived/injured by the team two weeks ago, and went on injured reserve because of a calf injury after failing to be claimed by another team. By releasing him now, the team saves $6.8 million against the 2015 salary cap in the form of Williams' $5.2 million base salary, a $1 million roster bonus and $600,000 workout bonus.
Acquired for a sixth-round draft pick from Tampa Bay in April, Williams' lone season with the Bills was a bust. He caught just eight passes for 142 yards and a touchdown, and was a healthy inactive three times before injuring his calf. After the quarterback change from EJ Manuel to Kyle Orton in Week Five, Williams was targeted just three times in five games.
The calf injury kept him out of the Week 14 game against Denver, and Williams was waived/injured the next day.
Upon passing a physical Monday, he was released and is now free to sign with any other NFL team.
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