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Stevie Johnson should be able to play next week

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Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson injured his thigh in the first half of the Bills’ 21-9 loss to the Texans on Sunday.

He remained in the game, but wasn’t much of a factor the rest of the way as he was clearly playing at less than full speed as a result of the injury. Johnson had no catches after getting hurt and the Bills passing game lacked any kind of potency. Coach Chan Gailey updated Johnson’s status on Monday, saying that he would likely miss Wednesday’s practice but should be able to play on Sunday at New England.

“It’s very important when you’ve got your leading receiver hobbled,” said Gailey, via the Bills’ website. “It hurts your passing game. To have him close to 100 percent would be very important for us.”

Indeed it would, although it wouldn’t be a bad thing if the Bills offense featured a little more C.J. Spiller and a little bit less everyone else.

The injury news wasn’t quite as positive elsewhere. Starting cornerback Aaron Williams will miss two to three weeks after leaving Sunday’s loss with a knee injury and Gailey announced that defensive end Mark Anderson’s recovery from knee surgery hit a snag. Anderson had a setback that may require another procedure that would add two to three more weeks to his recovery timeline.

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16 Responses to “Stevie Johnson should be able to play next week”
  1. mfrazee81 says: Nov 5, 2012 5:57 PM

    Lets bring in Stanford Routt.

    Go Bills!

  2. grogansheroes says: Nov 5, 2012 5:57 PM

    They could have the Bills team of the early 90’s, and they still wouldn’t win.

  3. stevegilbert11 says: Nov 5, 2012 7:15 PM

    Just feed spiller 25-30 touches a game. The offense will improve and open up some throwing lanes…. I can see that from my recliner Chan…stop worrying bout hurting Jacksons feelings

  4. norton20 says: Nov 5, 2012 7:17 PM

    Are the Bills still in the league?

  5. mz1394 says: Nov 5, 2012 8:56 PM

    Whats funny is that there are a couple of buffalo media people who try to say hes an elite receiver all you have to do is watch his play and look at his career and this years yards per catch avg to know that hes not. Definitely a no.2 wr but no way a number 1. Comparable to davone bess

  6. yanksbills says: Nov 5, 2012 9:04 PM

    Does it really matter? We all know what the problem is with the Bills, and it ain’t the guys running the ball and it ain’t the guys catching the ball.

  7. cover200 says: Nov 5, 2012 9:05 PM

    The Davone Bess comparison is just offensive to football in general.

  8. ronswansonsdinner says: Nov 5, 2012 9:41 PM

    Just send the Bills to Toronto. No one goes to Buffalo for vacation.

  9. dtjano says: Nov 5, 2012 10:02 PM

    Ryan Fitzpatrick is his QB so it’s nearly impossible for a wr to be a factor. Chan Gailey is the coach so that takes Spiller out from being a factor. It’s smart the Bills are saving Spiller so he can go on and be fresh like Marshawn and Willis are.

  10. getoffmysac says: Nov 5, 2012 10:32 PM

    Hes way better than bess back to back 1000 yd seasons. Just sayin

  11. chase457 says: Nov 5, 2012 11:12 PM

    He would have twice as many yards with a Quarterback who could get him the ball whens he’s open.

  12. mz1394 says: Nov 6, 2012 10:23 AM

    the davone comparison is spot on look at the numbers bess averages 1 less yard per catch for their careers and bess hasnt had good qbs either and fitzpatrick has been better than henne and matt moore . The problem is bills fans only follow the bills and are ignorant when it comes to the rest of the league.These are the same people that thought lee evans was elite when he was in buffalo but was exposed for the phony he was once he left.#FACTS

  13. mz1394 says: Nov 6, 2012 11:41 AM

    both drafted same year to date Bess 3152 yds johnson 2576yds JUST SAYING #bills fan ignorance

  14. chase457 says: Nov 6, 2012 2:48 PM

    How many TD’s does Bess have? 11. Stevie has 23. Yes, less yards, but less receptions and playing time. #FACTS

  15. mz1394 says: Nov 6, 2012 4:53 PM

    stevie johnson has 1 of the lowest yards per catch averages in the nfl #FACTS

  16. getoffmysac says: Nov 6, 2012 5:45 PM

    Any gm would take johnson over bess # bottom line

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