The loss of Victor Cruz on Sunday night left a huge void in the Giants wide receiving corp and Mike Williams could help feel it.
The New York Daily News is reporting that the Giants have some interest in the disgruntled wide receiver.
Mike Williams, a former No. 1 receiver in Tampa who was traded to the Buffalo Bills this offseason, has officially requested a trade, and the Daily News has learned the Giants have “some” interest in acquiring him. The details make the possibility seem like a longshot, but given how shorthanded their receiving corps is with Cruz out for the season, a team source said they will likely at least explore it.
The price, of course, will be high, which could be problematic. Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley insisted he’s “not actively shopping” his receiver, but an NFL source confirmed that he’s given permission to Williams’ agent to gauge interest in a trade.
“If he gets me compensation worthy of a No. 1 receiver, which he claimed he is,” Whaley told reporters in Buffalo on Monday, “then we would entertain it.”
Williams has just 8 catches for 142 yards this season for the Bills. His deactivation this weekend was the final straw.