On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded wide receiver Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills for a sixth round pick.
Williams is a very talented player who has been productive in the past, but the Buccaneers have put a large emphasis on players’ off the field actions, which is why they made the deal.
That leaves them without a whole lot of talent around their top wide receiver, Vincent Jackson.
The free agent market is thin, but one player that has had success in the past is Lavelle Hawkins.
According to Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune, the Buccaneers have “looked at” Hawkins.
While they were doing the deal for M. Williams today Bucs looked at former Cal WR Lavelle Hawkins. Haven’t signed him yet, just looking
— Roy Cummings (@RCummingsTBO) April 4, 2014
Hawkins was originally drafted with the 126th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. He played for the Titans until 2013 when he joined the New England Patriots. He was cut by the Patriots before the season began and played for both the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers last season.
His best season came in 2011 when he had 47 receptions for 470 yards and a touchdown.