The move comes a week after Williams' agent, Hadley Engelhard, was granted permission to seek a trade after the receiver was inactive in a 37-22 loss to New England. The Bills (3-3) do have a spot to fill at receiver with Marquise Goodwin out with an ankle injury.
Williams has eight catches for 142 yards and a touchdown in five games this season.
For Minnesota (2-4), veteran linebacker Chad Greenway is active after missing three games with broken ribs. Greenway's return has led to Gerald Hodges being inactive after the linebacker started the past three games.
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