Stevie Johnson not expected to play this week

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Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson found out last Saturday that his mother died unexpectedly, but he stayed with his team in Jacksonville and played in their victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.

It doesn’t look like the team is going to have him on hand for this week’s game against the Dolphins, though. Johnson has gone to California to be with family and coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday that the team is not expecting him to be in the lineup when they try to spoil the Dolphins’ playoff dreams.

“I don’t believe that he will be available for our game on Sunday and I think it’s important we realize this tragedy, and our thoughts and our prayers are with Stevie and his family,” Marrone said, via the Buffalo News.

The Bills have played without Johnson two other times this season, going 1-1 in his absence. The loss came with Thad Lewis making his first start of the season in place of an injured E.J. Manuel, something Lewis will be doing for the fourth time against the Dolphins this weekend.

5 responses to “Stevie Johnson not expected to play this week

  1. While my thoughts and prayers remain with Stevie and his family he really hasn’t been much of a factor at all this year except for his TD catch against the Panthers. He drops more passes than he catches.

  2. Bills Def will beat the Dolphins………they don’t need EJ or Stevie. Wait and see. Dolphins offensive line is terrible. Bills will get 8 or 9 sacks in this game, just like the last time. We beat them in Miami with Thad……….we will beat them at home with Thad.

  3. @getitrightflorio

    The Dolphins are Backing in? Ummm… Read the story above this one. The Dolphins are missing their entire starting Secondary and half their Offensive line. I think it is pretty even with injuries… Backing in?.. We beat the Patriots, Colts, Bengals, Steelers and Chargers and lost to the Ravens on a last second Kick to get here. Check your facts!

  4. You mean the Dolphin team that beat the Patriots with four back-up defensive backs, two back-up offensive linemen and a back-up running back, middle linebacker and nose tackle?

    OK, that’s fair.

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