TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed WR Mike Williams on injured reserve. Williams will have surgery on his injured hamstring.
Williams has struggled the past two weeks playing on the injury. It was time to shut him down.
Tiquan Underwood is expected to take over as the Bucs #2 receiver.
Williams played in six games this season, catching 22 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns.
In his fourth season from Syracuse, Williams has started 52-of-54 career games, recording 215 catches for 2,947 yards and 25 touchdowns.
His 25 receiving touchdowns are the fifth-most in Buccaneers history, and his 2,947 receiving yards are the eighth-most. Of receivers chosen in the 2010 draft, he has the second-most receiving yards and is tied for the second-most receiving touchdowns.