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Buffalo Bills want to trade Mike Williams before deadline

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As we head to the end of October there are going to be an array of trade rumors in the NFL, but this one in particular concerning the Buffalo Bills has the potential to actually come to fruition.

It was revealed on Monday by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Buffalo Bills are interested in trading their misfit wide receiver Mike Williams, with Rapoport revealing that Williams' agent has been allowed to talk to other NFL teams with a view to securing a trade away from the Bills.

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Available for trade

It is understood that Buffalo have given Williams and his agent the greenlight to engage other NFL teams who might want to trade for the wideout's services. This decision comes on the back of the Bills decision to leave Williams inactive for their defeat to the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Following his benching, Williams decided to take to Instagram with the #wastedjersey, as he showed his displeasure at his healthy scratch status.

It's highly likely the Bills were already ready to part ways with Williams before his outburst, but it would have certainly helped the AFC East team make their mind up. Bills GM Doug Whaley explained Monday that the Bills are willing to give him up for the right trade.

"I said, 'We like Mike Williams. We expect him back and we expect big things from him,'" Whaley said. "But like anybody, if he gets us compensation worthy of a No. 1 wide receiver -- which he claimed he is -- then we would entertain it," Whaley told ESPN.

Freedom to choose

It remains to be seen whether or not the Bills actually part ways with Williams, but Buffalo have well and truly given Williams' agent permission to try and find a suitor for the wideout.

"He's taken it as permission, but I see it as, anybody on this team, we have to do our due diligence, and if there's somebody out there that is willing to give us compensation that we think is fair, and would help us in the long run, we would entertain it. That doesn't say we're gonna do it, but we would entertain it," Whaley added.

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