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Five Things to Know About New Chiefs WR Mike Williams

The Chiefs added a new receiver on Monday


On Monday, the Kansas City Chiefs signed veteran receiver Mike Williams, who last played with the Buffalo Bills in 2014.

Here are five things to know about the newest receiver to join the Chiefs:

1. He's entering his sixth year in the league

Williams played collegiately at Syracuse and entered the NFL as the fourth-round pick (No. 101 overall) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010. He was a second-team All-Big East selection in 2007 after catching 49 passes for 746 yards with 10 touchdowns.

2. He proved to be a playmaker early in his career

Williams made 48 starts in his first three NFL seasons for the Buccaneers, catching 193 passes for 2,731 yards with 23 touchdowns. In 2010, he led all rookies with 65 receptions for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns. He holds the Buccaneers franchise record for touchdowns in a season (11).

3. He was traded to hometown team after signing multi-year extension

Williams signed a multi-year extension with the Buccaneers in July 2013 after three phenomenal seasons to begin his NFL career, but he was traded to the Buffalo Bills for a sixth-round pick just eight months later. Williams grew up in Buffalo, New York, and attended Riverside High School.

4. Williams didn't play football in 2015

After serving a six-game suspension to begin the 2015 season, Williams didn't play in the NFL last year.

5. He's the third WR to join Chiefs this offseason

Williams joins former Oakland Raider Rod Streater and Kashif Moore as the newest receivers to be added to the roster this offseason.

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