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Mike Williams Trade Rumors: Report -- Giants won't trade for Bills WR

The Buffalo Bills are willing to listen to offers for wide receiver Mike Williams.

Mike Williams makes a catch against the Giants in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game
Mike Williams makes a catch against the Giants in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game
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[UPDATED @ 4:08 p.m: is reporting that Williams "will not be coming to the Giants in a midseason trade."'s Jordan Ranaan reasons that the Giants won't both give up a draft choice and pay Williams' large salary.]

Veteran wide receiver Mike Williams has asked the Buffalo Bill to trade him, and the Bills have said they "would entertain" offers for him. Should the New York Giants be interested in making a move for Williams?

The Giants, of course, lost star wide receiver Victor Cruz to a season-ending knee injury this week. They previously put Jerrel Jernigan on injured reserve with a foot injury.

They are down to Rueben Randle, rookie first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr., a player who was out of the league last season in Preston Parker and untested rookie Corey Washington at wide receiver. They will likely signJulian Talley or Juron Criner from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Washington, 27, is a 6-foot-2, 204-pound five-year veteran. He has 223 career receptions. Williams had 60 catches in each of his first three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before catching only 22 passes a season ago. He was traded to the Bills this offseason in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

Williams, however, has not fit in with the Bills. He has not started a game, has only eight receptions in five games and was inactive last Sunday against the New England Patriots.

The Giants made a move last season prior to the trade deadline, acquiring middle linebacker Jon Beason from the Carolina Panthers for a seventh-round pick. Should they make a similar move for Williams?