Buccaneers WR Mike Williams out for season with right hamstring injury

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Williams will miss the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury that's slowed him the past five weeks.

Williams was placed on injured reserve Monday when the Bucs returned to practice after having the weekend off. The fourth-year pro who signed a six-year, $40.25 million contract in July had 22 receptions for 216 yards and two touchdowns in six games.

Losing Williams is yet another blow to the winless Bucs (0-7), who've struggled offensively in the wake of a messy split with quarterback Josh Freeman and injuries to running back Doug Martin and guard Carl Nicks.

Williams injured his right hamstring against Arizona on Sept. 29. He was active against Philadelphia on Oct. 13, but played the past two weeks.


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