The Buccaneers have placed their second-leading receiver on injured reserve, the team announced Monday.
Wide receiver Mike Williams will miss the remainder of the 2013 season with a hamstring injury that has nagged him since Week 4. The Tampa Tribune reported Sunday that Williams had torn his hamstring.
Even if his injury were to heal before the end of the season, the Bucs previously used their allotted short-term "injured reserve/designated for return" designation on cornerback Danny Gorrer.
Williams signed a six-year, $40.25 million contract with $9.4 million guaranteed in July. Williams sat out the Bucs' Week 6 game against the Eagles with the injury -- his first missed game in his four NFL seasons -- and has been limited to 9.8 yards per catch with 22 receptions for 216 yards and two touchdowns in six games this season. He has scored a team-high 25 touchdowns since 2010.