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NFL Trade Rumors: Bills may deal Mike Williams; Giants interested

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With news the Bengals could lose Marvin Jones to surgery while A.J. Green is out for who knows how long, they should at least look into Bills receiver Mike Williams.

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The Buffalo Bills could be willing to deal disgruntled wide receiver Mike Williams, according to general manager Doug Whaley. He said Monday that, while the Bills are not actively shopping Williams, they would entertain offers for him.

"I said, 'We like Mike Williams. We expect him back and we expect big things from him,'" Whaley said. "But like anybody, if he gets us compensation worthy of a No. 1 wide receiver -- which he claimed he is -- then we would entertain it.

"He's taken it as permission, but I see it as, anybody on this team, we have to do our due diligence, and if there's somebody out there that is willing to give us compensation that we think is fair, and would help us in the long run, we would entertain it. That doesn't say we're gonna do it, but we would entertain it."

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that the Giants have "some" interest in Williams. That makes sense with the season-ending injury to Victor Cruz.

With a receiving corps of Rueben Randle, Odell Beckham and Preston Parker, you can see why they'd at least show some interest in Williams, who has just eight catches for 142 yards and one score this year in five games.

Williams did average 64 catches, 910 yards and eight touchdowns during his first three years in Tampa, but injuries and a trade to the Bills this offseason have led to him catching just 30 passes for 358 yards and three scores of his last 11 games.

With news the Bengals could lose Marvin Jones to surgery while A.J. Green is out for who knows how long, they too should at least show "some" interest.

However, with a cap hit averaging $7 million over the next four seasons, he's probably out of the question. Then again, he may be willing to take a pay cut to be dealt to a team where he can play more.