Mike Williams traded by Bucs to Bills; Could lead to release of Stevie Johnson

The Bucs continue their offseason overhaul by shipping Mike Williams, one of their best offensive players, to the Bills.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offseason remake of their roster continues.

No team in the NFL has been more active in both signing free agents and also cutting/trading their own players. They've already cut several starters from a year ago in addition to trading starting center Jeremy Zuttah to the Baltimore Ravens.

Now, they've reportedly trade embattled wide receiver Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills:

Williams has been in the new for all the wrong reasons recently. A kitchen fire in the home he rented last summer has Williams facing a lawsuit from the insurance company that paid for repairs.

The lawsuit, filed last week in Tampa by United Property & Casualty Insurance Co., seeks $54,453, its cost to repair the damage, "plus interest, court costs and other costs."

This comes just a few weeks after he was stabbed by his own brother for reportedly "wrestling" with him. The Bucs were tired of him being a distraction, and getting anything for him should be viewed as a win.

By acquiring Williams, this could also mean the Bills are preparing to trade or release Stevie Johnson. Johnson's cap hit in 2014 is $8.5 million after catching just 52 passes for 597 yards and three touchdowns in 2013.

Now they have Williams, who is due a fully guaranteed $1.2 million this year, as well as a $600,000 roster bonus which has not hit yet.

A report from earlier this week from NFL.com's Albert Breer is Johnson could be on the move if Texas A&M WR Mike Evans was drafted by the Bills.

Now that they have their big-play wideout in Williams, this could only increase their efforts to send Johnson packing.

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