ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- With Marquise Goodwin returning from a hamstring injury to play in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Buffalo Bills were back to full health among their top five wide receivers.
That meant veteran Mike Williams was deactivated for the second time in the past four games. Williams disagreed with the call that left him as the odd man out.
"Anytime I don't play, I think it's the wrong decision," Williams said Monday. "But I'm a team player, so if they think that's best for the team, then it's time I gotta sit down for what's best for the team."
Why was it the wrong decision?
"Because I know for a fact that it is. I know my abilities, I know my talents, I know how I can help," he said. "That's why I think it's the wrong decision. But from the team aspect, that's the coach's decision to make that.
"I know what I want is -- a lot of people want another thing. People want contracts... you can't get what you want. But that's just something I couldn't get."
Coach Doug Marrone didn't have a problem with Williams' comments, saying that Williams had his best week of practice prior to Sunday's game and made a stronger case to be active.
The decision was partly because of special teams, where Goodwin contributed Sunday as a gunner and kick returner. Williams isn't a part of special teams units.
Where the Bills might miss Williams is in the red zone, where he caught 14 touchdowns for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2010-2012.
"Still, to this day, I feel like I'm that type of player," Williams said. "I think it's just about the opportunities and reps. I just think when I get those, I think it will be a lot better for me and hopefully for the team."