NFL Rumors: Mike Williams to Visit Steelers in FA Amid Jets, Chargers, Panthers Buzz

NFL Rumors: Mike Williams to Visit Steelers in FA Amid Jets, Chargers, Panthers Buzz
Jack MurrayMarch 17, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - SEPTEMBER 24: Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates while scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 24, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

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Free-agent wide receiver Mike Williams appears to be a target for several teams as NFL free agency continues.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the seven-year veteran is scheduled to meet with the New York Jets, Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers this week.

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Former Chargers’ WR Mike Williams is scheduled to visit this week with the Jets, Panthers and Steelers, per source. Jets up first with Williams arriving Monday night.

Also, with the Chargers having traded WR Keenan Allen, they also are interested in bringing back Williams.

Williams’ first visit will be with the Jets on Monday, and he will meet with Carolina on Tuesday, per Sheena Quick of Fox Sports Radio 1340. Schefter also reported that the Los Angeles Chargers, who Williams has spent his entire career with to this point, are interested in bringing back the receiver.

The Steelers have had the busiest offseason among the teams meeting with Williams. The franchise acquired two quarterbacks in Russell Wilson and Justin Fields, and added Van Jefferson to the wide receiver room while dealing away receiver Diontae Johnson.

Williams would be a welcome addition to this rebuilt Steelers offense and could help the franchise contend in a loaded AFC North.

The Jets once again have high hopes as Aaron Rodgers will be back under center. The team lost him early in its season opener with a torn Achilles, and Williams would be a strong addition to a Jets receiving core led by Garrett Wilson.

Carolina needs to surround 2023 No. 1 pick Bryce Young with some weapons, as it failed to do so in his rookie season. Adam Thielen led the team with 1,014 receiving yards, but D.J. Chark Jr. was next with 525 yards.

Williams put up 249 yards and one touchdown in 2023, but that was due to his missing all but three games with a torn ACL. He has 4,806 career receiving yards and 31 touchdowns, and has eclipsed 1,000 yards twice in his career.

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