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Buffalo Bills news, 4/8: Mike Williams admits he has "growing up to do"

The newest member of the Buffalo Bills admits he has to make some changes. Read the notes from his first press conference.

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Bills Focus: Mike Williams 1-on-1 Interview - VIDEO -

"Chris Brown catches up with the newest Bills wide receiver to talk about coming home to Buffalo, his relationship with Doug Marrone, and playing this season with EJ Manuel."

Mike Williams presser

WR Williams gets warm welcome back to Buffalo -
"Flying in on the plane it was crazy. It was like fan day on the plane," Williams said. "They were going crazy the whole plane ride here. When I landed I took a lot of pictures with fans."

Inside The Bills | Mike Williams fired up to play with EJ
"It’s great. It’s going to be a pleasure," said Williams. "Looking at his college career and seeing that he never lost a bowl game. He’s a winner so to be around a guy like that and his arm strength is tremendous. I can’t wait to start working with him. Just tell him to get (the ball) out there."

Inside The Bills | Williams pleasantly stunned by trade
"It’s like a dream to me. It’s a dream come true. It’s like I’m living my dream right now," said Williams. "I feel like I’m going to wake up and be back in Tampa. It feels good to be back home and playing for the Buffalo Bills and doing what I always said I wanted to do and that’s put Buffalo back on the map."

Inside The Bills | Williams healthy for spring workouts
"I’m good," said Williams. "I’m going to be ready for all the offseason workouts and things like that. So I’ll be 100 percent straight for that."

Bills’ Williams happy for ‘fresh start’ - Sports - The Buffalo News
"[Marrone] said to me the other day," Williams said, "if we were in school, if it was college, he wouldn’t have picked up Mike Williams. But now we don’t got school, that’s his first pick, to pick up Mike Williams. I kind of understood where he was going with it. … He was saying if it was school, he didn’t think I’d have went to class."

Mike Williams admits he needs to do some growing up - BN Blitz
"Yes, I think I do need to grow up a little bit more," Williams said today, upon being introduced as a Bill. "I think with me having a son, it made me realize things a little bit more and how important it is, and what type of future I have for him and my family. A lot of people are depending on me, so you’re right, I do have to grow up."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills’ Marrone, Mike Williams Move Past Their Past
"Before the trade, I actually talked to Marrone first. We talked on the phone and we got rid of our past and said we're moving forward," the wide receiver said. "Coach Marrone said to me, ‘the past is the past.’ He said it was his first year of coaching, he made mistakes, I made mistakes. Situations weren't handled how they were supposed to be handled, but, the past is the past. We're kind of looking forward to that."

Mike Williams seeks fresh start with Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"This is the second -- and potentially final -- chance for Williams to put behind off-field distractions, which led to the Buccaneers parting ways with their starter in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. The deal was made a year after Williams signed a six-year, $40 million contract."

Breaking down Mike Williams' contract - ESPN
"The Bills will be on the hook for most of Williams' remaining guaranteed money, including a $5.2 million guaranteed base salary in 2015. After that, none of Williams' deal is guaranteed."

Mike Williams admits he has some growing up to do | ProFootballTalk
"Williams said he had a 1-year-old son in Buffalo, who hopefully presents less of a risk to him than his brother in Tampa."

2014 NFL Draft

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Source: OT Jake Matthews To Visit Bills Tuesday
"According to a league source, the Bills are scheduled to host Matthews on his official pre-draft visit Tuesday. Of the prospects that have visited Orchard Park, Matthews is far and away the one with the highest profile."

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WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Future Rests In Hands Of NFL Owners
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