Stevie Johnson hurts hamstring at Bills practice

AP

The Bills came into training camp set with Stevie Johnson as one of their starting receivers and little other certainty in the receiving corps, so he’s not a player they want to see dealing with an injury.

That’s where they find themselves as of Friday morning, however. Chris Brown of the Bills website reports that Johnson pulled up in the middle of a route during practice and grabbed the back of his left leg. He left the field with the team’s training staff and coach Doug Marrone confirmed that Johnson has a a hamstring injury and will undergo further evaluation.

“We’ll see what the doctors say,” Marrone said when asked about his level of concern, via the team.

Johnson hasn’t missed a game in the last three seasons despite a variety of aches and pains that have landed him on the injury report. He also dealt with a back injury this spring, but had been healthy in camp until leaving practice on Friday.

There’s a little more than a week until the Bills open up their preseason schedule against the Colts and any absence for Johnson at practice in the next few days could put his availability for even a cameo appearance in that game at risk.

24 responses to “Stevie Johnson hurts hamstring at Bills practice

  1. 13 years of excuses in Buffalo as to why they can’t even make the playoffs, it’s time to re-evaluate the front office & not the field workers.

  2. Maybe the NFL needs to go back to real hardcore football training camps instead of these soft union negotiated practices. Players are getting soft and dropping like flies.

  3. The Bills need to reevaluate the front office? this off season they got a new coach, GM, and ralph Wilson gave R Brandon complete control of the team. What other front office moves should they make? New ball boys?

  4. @raiderlyfe510 The Bills are doing that more than they have recently. There will be more hitting and tackling in this year’s camp, according to Marrone. Plus, a guy running his route and pulling up lame has nothing to do with the camp being hardcore or not. Muscle pulls happen.

  5. All the thumbs down on my 7 wins comment. Are there some of you who actually believe this team can make the playoffs???? I’ve been a die hard Bills fan for over 20 years so I’m not just talking trash.

  6. skoobyfl says:

    13 years of excuses in Buffalo as to why they can’t even make the playoffs, it’s time to re-evaluate the front office & not the field workers.
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    Sorry but the Bills pathetic record the last decade is all Ralph Wilson. Great in his day, he is incapable of running a modern NFL franchise competently and has not been able to do so for a long time.

    Mr Wilson is the Al Davis of the AFC. And like Al he should’ve hung it up and passed the banner on to someone younger a long time ago. Hopefully he’ll do so willingly and you won’t have to wait till he dies the way Raiders fans did with Mr Davis. But until he is totally removed from the mix the Bills will continue to suck.

  7. Hamstring?!?! Yikes! First, the prolapsed rectum, now this?!?! Better get that pink sock tended to first Stevie, I hear that can be really painful if stepped on.

  8. at dgoens3109,

    Thumbs down because this injury will be far from a disaster. We are deep at WR and will be fine.

    at mrwalterisgod,

    the Bills drafted EJ because they sucked at QB and needed an upgrade. Duh.

  9. Mr Wilson is the Al Davis of the AFC. And like Al he should’ve hung it up and passed the banner on to someone younger a long time ago. Hopefully he’ll do so willingly and you won’t have to wait till he dies the way Raiders fans did with Mr Davis. But until he is totally removed from the mix the Bills will continue to suck.

    I thought Al Davis was the Al Davis of the AFC….

  10. kwickett85 says:
    Aug 2, 2013 12:14 PM
    @Harrisonhits

    Umm…Ralph gave Russ Brandon full control of the team this past offseason.
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    Yes supposedly so but its unclear if that’s really the case at this point.

    Plus it does nothing to change the damage he did to the franchise for the last decade.

  11. Sorry but the Bills pathetic record the last decade is all Ralph Wilson. Great in his day, he is incapable of running a modern NFL franchise competently and has not been able to do so for a long time.

    Mr Wilson is the Al Davis of the AFC. And like Al he should’ve hung it up and passed the banner on to someone younger a long time ago. Hopefully he’ll do so willingly and you won’t have to wait till he dies the way Raiders fans did with Mr Davis. But until he is totally removed from the mix the Bills will continue to suck.
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    Bingo, this is our biggest problem. Let’s fire our most successful GM ever because we feel like we’re losing control much ?? The owner needs to move along & sell this team to a local group of people that didn’t fight in WWI.

  12. @harrisonhits2: “Mr Wilson is the Al Davis of the AFC”? That’s funny, ’cause I thought Al Davis was the Al Davis of the AFC, unless the Raiders jumped ship to the other conference. In the meantime, Ralph Wilson has relinquished all day to day operations of the team. Your comment is moot.

  13. I’ve been a Bills fan for just under 25 years, this is no different than any other year. The injury bug hits every team every season, It just shows more when the playmakers start to go down. Stevie Johnson is a great player, but I have a good feeling about the rest of the Wide Receiving crew this year, they won’t miss a beat. If Johnson ends up on IR, Buffalo has Da’Rick Rogers and Chris Hogan, two very good route runners that can step right up into the slot. If Rogers can keep out of trouble off the field, then the Bills would have made a steal from this years draft. Most had Rogers coming off the board in the 1st-2nd round, the kid has massive talent. What messed his draft day up was his trouble making, nobody wanted to take a chance. The Bills will look real smart if he ends up in the right direction… A first-second rounder picked up as a undrafted free agent. Buffalo will be alright if Stevie goes out.

  14. Da’Rick Rogers is going to lead this team in receptions this year.

    Mark it down and draft him in the 12 round of your fantasy league.

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