Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams (19) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers place Mike Williams on injured reserve, ending his season


Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams gave it all he had, but in the end his body wouldn’t cooperate as the talented wideout was placed on injured reserve this morning, ending his season just eight weeks in.

The fourth year veteran had played through a hamstring injury, but in doing so ended up causing further damage, eventually tearing the muscle. He will end his 2013 campaign with 22 catches for 216 yards and two touchdowns in six contests.

Per Pro Football Talk:

The Bucs announced Monday that they have placed Williams on injured reserve, ending his season and leaving the Buccaneers without one of their starting wideouts the rest of the way. Williams has been battling a hamstring injury for several weeks and said after last Thursday’s loss to the Panthers that it was torn rather than strained, which signaled that this move would be coming in short order.

Tiquan Underwood will likely slide into Williams’ starting role opposite Vincent Jackson while players like Tim Wright should take over some of Williams red zone targets.

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