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WR Williams acknowledges need to 'grow up' in getting fresh start with hometown Bills

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams (19) celebrates after catching a first quarter touchdown pass from quarterback Mike Glennon during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Tampa, Fla. The Buffalo Bills have acquired receiver Mike Williams in a deal with the Buccaneers. It's a homecoming for Williams, who grew up in Buffalo and played at Syracuse under current Bills coach Doug Marrone. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams (19) celebrates after catching a first quarter touchdown pass from quarterback Mike Glennon during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Tampa, Fla. The Buffalo Bills have acquired receiver Mike Williams in a deal with the Buccaneers. It's a homecoming for Williams, who grew up in Buffalo and played at Syracuse under current Bills coach Doug Marrone. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)  (The Associated Press)

Receiver Mike Williams acknowledges he has some growing up to do while addressing questions about his troubled past.

For Williams, there's no place better to start fresh than in his hometown after being acquired by the Buffalo Bills in a trade with Tampa Bay on Friday.

Williams calls the homecoming "a dream come true."

It's also regarded as a second — and potentially final — chance for Williams to put behind off-field distractions that led to his departure after four seasons with the Buccaneers, and a year after he signed a six-year, $40 million contract.

The breaking point in Tampa came two weeks ago, when Williams was allegedly stabbed in the leg by his brother, Eric Baylor, who has since turned himself in to police.

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