Chiefs sign former Bills, Bucs receiver Mike Williams

Mike Williams with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mike Williams with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Chiefs added to their wide receiver depth on Monday by signing veteran Mike Williams to a one-year deal, a source confirmed to The Star.

NFL Network reported the news first.

Williams, 28, was a fourth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Syracuse in 2010. He spent the first four years of his career with the Bucs, leading all rookies with 65 catches for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns, with the latter being a franchise record.

Williams posted solid seasons in 2011 and 2012, averaging 64 catches for 883 yards and six touchdowns, before signing a six-year, $40 million extension in July 2013. He dealt with hamstring issues that season and caught only 22 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns in six games.

Williams was traded to the Buffalo Bills the following April for a sixth-round pick. He dealt with a calf injury and caught only eight passes for 142 yards and a touchdown in nine games before he was released in December 2014.

Williams did not play in 2015, as he was suspended for the first six weeks of the season due to an undisclosed issue.

Williams will have an opportunity to compete with No. 2 receiver Albert Wilson, 2015 third-round pick Chris Conley, recent free-agent signee Rod Streater and others for playing time.