NFL Rumors: Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Mike Williams Talking New Contract?

By Dan Parzych
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Despite being one of the hottest teams at one point during the 2012 regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were disappointed with the way the outcome played out as they finished the year with a disappointing 7-9 record. For a young team, the future shows plenty of potential and one of their up-and-coming stars may be in for a new contract soon–wide receiver Mike Williams.

After a disappointing sophomore slump in 2011, Williams bounced back this season by catching 63 passes for 996 yards to go along with nine touchdowns. Thanks to his impressive play over the first three seasons, one of the top NFL rumors involves the team has apparently begun negotiations for a new contract with their beloved wide receiver–which is obviously the best move for the team moving forward.

By locking Williams up and keeping him happy, it gives the Buccaneers a chance to have a dynamic duo at wide receiver for years to come along with Vincent Jackson–who just wrapped up his first season in Tampa Bay. In his first three seasons with the Buccaneers, Williams has already caught 193 passes for 2,731 yards and 23 touchdowns.

For a player that was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft–those are some impressive numbers. Hopefully, the Buccaneers and Williams can agree on a new deal as quickly as possible so the two parties don’t have to worry about this becoming an issue heading into the 2013 season.

At this point, it seems like a deal will happen sooner rather than later–which is good for both Williams and the Buccaneers.

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