Jun 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams (19) workouts during mini camp at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mike Williams agree to six-year, $40.25 million contract

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams has been hoping for a new deal as he prepares to enter the final year of his rookie contract and that moment finally came on Wednesday morning. Tampa Bay and Williams agreed to a six-year, $40.25 million contract, which is essentially a five-year extension and pay raise that will run through the 2018 season.

Williams has been flirting with a 1,000 yard season since entering the league, but he has failed to reach that mark.

However, Williams has made his real impact felt on the field in the redzone, with a franchise record with 23 touchdowns in his first three seasons.

With quarterback Josh Freeman looking to prove himself as “the man” in Tampa Bay while rookie signal-caller Mike Glennon looks over his shoulder, he has to be happy to have one of his top weapons locked up for the future.

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