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Stevie Johnson says he’s playing this week

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Quarterback E.J. Manuel’s knee surgery means that the Bills may have to roll with Kevin Kolb as their starting quarterback come the first week of the regular season, but whoever they wind up starting will surely benefit from having wide receiver Stevie Johnson in the lineup.

Johnson has been sidelined by a hamstring injury for much of camp and he’s missed the first two preseason games, but his condition has improved enough that he said Monday that he will be in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Redskins.

“I’ll be out there,” Johnson said, via Chris Brown of the Bills website. “I’ll be out there we’ll see how I feel game speed when everything changes a little bit. The twitches are a little bit faster. I’ll be out there to see how it is and then we’ll be rolling after that.”

Johnson isn’t totally healed. He said that he still feels the hamstring on “almost every play,” but that it isn’t standing in the way of ramping things up this week in order to get back on the field. Assuming things don’t get any worse in the process, it seems like it is all systems go for the start of the regular season for Buffalo’s top receiver.

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4 Responses to “Stevie Johnson says he’s playing this week”
  1. doe22us says: Aug 19, 2013 1:35 PM

    That is not good if he feels it, you dont want to re-injure it.

  2. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Aug 19, 2013 1:40 PM

    I’m just going to keep my mouth shut about how I think this offense is beaming with stars. I’m not going to say anything about how an offense, with Freddy Jackson spelling the most explosive RB in the league, a super quick and crisp route-runner like Stevie Johnson and emerging outside stud in Robert Woods, combined with a young superstar QB in the making, with the talent, moxy and determination, will take this team to the promised land. I’m going to hold it all in until I’m ready to proclaim all that publicly.

    Oh, wait.

  3. whitdog23 says: Aug 19, 2013 2:07 PM

    dudes who get excited in preseason fail to remenber marv levys teams were routinely 1-3…0-4 in preseason. games aren’t won until september

  4. EJ says: Aug 19, 2013 2:38 PM

    losangelesbillsofbuffalo says:
    Aug 19, 2013 1:40 PM

    I’m just going to keep my mouth shut about how I think this offense is beaming with stars. I’m not going to say anything about how an offense, with Freddy Jackson spelling the most explosive RB in the league, a super quick and crisp route-runner like Stevie Johnson and emerging outside stud in Robert Woods, combined with a young superstar QB in the making, with the talent, moxy and determination, will take this team to the promised land. I’m going to hold it all in until I’m ready to proclaim all that publicly.

    Oh, wait.
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