The Bills are eyeing some wide receiver depth, and the front office is looking at a former division foe. Per Ryan Talbot of Syracuse.com (on Twitter), the Bills will be working out former Dolphins wideout Preston Williams tomorrow. The team will also audition receiver Marcell Ateman.
The Bills are plenty familiar with Williams after the receiver spent the first three seasons of his career in Miami. The former UDFA has appeared in three career games against Buffalo, including a matchup during his rookie season that saw him haul in six catches for 82 yards.
Williams ultimately collected 428 receiving yards during that rookie campaign, with half of his season being wiped out by a torn ACL. He only put up 288 yards in half a season in 2020, and after catching only six passes in eight games in 2021, the Dolphins cut him at the end of the 2022 preseason. He spent most of last season on the Panthers practice squad, getting into one game.
Ateman, a former seventh-round pick by the Raiders, had 20 catches for his squad between 2018 and 2019. After spending the 2020 season on the practice squad, he got into a single game in 2021 before getting released. After being cut by the Cardinals at the end of the 2022 preseason, Ateman was the second-overall pick in the 2023 XFL Skill Players Draft. He ended up getting into six XFL games, hauling in 19 catches.
The Bills are clearly looking for some size at wide receiver, with both players standing at six-foot-four. If signed, the WRs would be competing with the likes of Deonte Harty, Justin Shorter, Trent Sherfield, and Khalil Shakir for one of the WR spots behind Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis.