Buffalo Bills
Position
WR
 
Jersey
13
Name  Stevie Johnson
Born  7/22/1986
Height  6-2
Weight  207
College  Kentucky
12/29/2013 3:19:00 PM
Description: Buffalo will be without Stevie Johnson in Week 17.
Insight: Johnson missed last week's game to be with his family after his mother passed away. He'll sit out this week as well. Johnson's absence should open up more targets for rookies Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin. As usual, Buffalo will rely heavily on its ground game with C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson splitting carries.
 
12/23/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: Bills receiver Stevie Johnson (personal) may not be available for Week 17 against the Patriots, according to buffalobills.com.
Insight: Johnson's mother passed away on Dec. 14 and he missed Week 16. The funeral will come on Dec. 27, so Johnson will probably miss practice all week.
 
12/20/2013 1:22:00 PM
Description: Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson won't play in Week 16 against Miami after the death of his mother.
Insight: Johnson's mother passed away Saturday and he played Sunday (one catch for four yards), but flew back to California to be with his family earlier this week. Given that the Bills have nothing to play for, this is completely understandable.
 
12/18/2013 5:22:00 PM
Description: Bills coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Stevie Johnson to play in Week 16 against Miami after the death of his mother.
Insight: Johnson's mother passed away Saturday, but he chose to play Sunday against the Jaguars. He flew back to California to be with his family earlier this week.
 
11/25/2013 9:03:00 PM
Description: Buffalo wideout Stevie Johnson (groin) was back at practice on Monday. SOURCE: Josh Alper, NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: So was Robert Woods. Neither player was active for the team's Week 11 loss versus Pittsburgh. The Bills host the Falcons in Toronto on Sunday.
 
11/15/2013 1:18:00 PM
Description: Bills receiver Stevie Johnson (groin) missed a third consecutive practice and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Insight: Robert Woods (ankle) will also miss Week 11 leaving T.J. Graham, Marquise Goodwin and Chris Hogan as the team's top three healthy wideouts. Tight end Scott Chandler should see plenty of targets.
 
11/15/2013 11:43:00 AM
Description: Bills receiver Stevie Johnson (groin) missed a third consecutive practice and must be considered doubtful for Sunday against the Jets.
Insight: Robert Woods (ankle) will miss Week 11 leaving T.J. Graham, Marquise Goodwin and Chris Hogan as the team's top three healthy wideouts.
 
11/14/2013 1:57:00 PM
Description: Bills receiver Stevie Johnson (groin) missed Wednesday's practice and now he's missed Thursday.
Insight: Johnson has been dealing with a groin injury and was noncommital about his status for Week 11. Robert Woods (ankle) will miss Week 11 leaving T.J. Graham, Marquise Goodwin and Chris Hogan as the team's top three healthy wideouts.
 
11/13/2013 3:14:00 PM
Description: Bills receiver Stevie Johnson (groin) missed Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Johnson has been dealing with a groin injury and was noncommital about his status for Week 11 after the team lost to Pittsburgh Sunday. Robert Woods (ankle) also missed practice Wednesday, leaving T.J. Graham, Marquise Goodwin and Chris Hogan as the team's top three healthy wideouts.
 
11/10/2013 7:28:00 PM
Description: Bills receiver Stevie Johnson was noncommital about his status for next week's game against the Jets after Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Tim Graham, Buffalo News
Insight: Johnson left the field early because of a groin injury. The chemistry that Johnson and E.J. Manuel shared early in the season wasn't there on Sunday (three catches for 48 yards). Even when healthy, Johnson is a flex option at best.
 
11/10/2013 3:40:00 PM
Description: Buffalo wideout Stevie Johnson will not be able to finish Week 10 against Pittsburgh after suffering a groin injury.
Insight: He'll finish with three catches for 48 yards. He's dealt with groin injuries over the last few years and they have limited his effectiveness.
 
11/3/2013 5:33:00 PM
Description: Buffalo wideout Stevie Johnson had just 36 receiving yards on five catches Sunday against the Chiefs.
Insight: He was not the preferred target of quarterback Jeff Tuel and only finished with seven targets because Robert Woods suffered a knee injury in the third quarter. Four of his targets came on the Bills' final drive. Thad Lewis targeted Johnson 23 times the previous two games, hitting him 13 times for 133 yards and a touchdown.
 
10/30/2013 4:56:00 PM
Description: Buffalo wideout Stevie Johnson (hip) didn't practice Wednesday but says he'll be ready for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.
Insight: It seems Johnson is always dealing with some type of ailment but he usually suits up on Sunday. He's expected to practice on a limited basis Thursday, coach Doug Marrone said. Johnson has drawn 23 targets from Thad Lewis the last two games and caught 13 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown in that span.
 
10/28/2013 6:11:00 PM
Description: Buffalo wideout Stevie Johnson suffered a hip flexor injury Sunday and is expected to be a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, according to Joe Buscaglia of WGR550.
Insight: It seems Johnson is always dealing with some type of ailment but he usually suits up on Sunday. The receiver has drawn 23 targets from Thad Lewis the last two games and caught 13 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown in that span.
 
10/20/2013 5:42:00 PM
Description: Buffalo wideout Stevie Johnson (back) returned to action Sunday against the Dolphins and drew 13 targets from Thad Lewis.
Insight: Johnson missed Week 6 with a back sprain but had six catches for 61 yards in his return to the field. He should continue to develop chemistry with Lewis and will make for a WR3 going forward.
 
10/18/2013 1:43:00 PM
Description: Buffalo wideout Stevie Johnson has practiced all week and will be ready to go Sunday against Miami.
Insight: Johnson had to go to California last week to attend a family member's funeral and missed the game with Cincinnati. With multiple quarterbacks in and out of the lineup, Johnson's fantasy value has dropped significantly. It may not return until E.J. Manuel gets under center.
 
10/16/2013 10:53:00 AM
Description: Buffalo wideout Stevie Johnson sat out last week's loss to the Bengals but he should be back for Sunday's game against Miami. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: Johnson had to go to California last week to attend a family member's funeral. He may not have played anyway because of a lumbar sprain in his back but it looks like he's on the mend. The 27-year-old averaged 61.5 yards per game in two meetings with the Dolphins in 2012.
 
10/13/2013 11:42:00 AM
Description: Bills receiver Stevie Johnson won't play Sunday against Cincinnati.
Insight: Johnson suffered a lumbar sprain in Buffalo's Week 5 loss at Cleveland. He wasn't likely to have a big week anyway with Thad Lewis making his first career start at quarterback. Sunday marks Johnson's first absence since 2009.
 
10/10/2013 4:21:00 PM
Description: Bills coach Doug Marrone said it is going to be a "tough call" as to whether receiver Stevie Johnson (back) plays Sunday against the Bengals. SOURCE: Buffalo News
Insight: Johnson suffered a lumbar sprain in his back last week and has missed practices while tending to a death in the family in California. "I really don't know until he comes back and we're able to talk with him and see how he feels," Marrone said. "It's quite a long travel for him, to Oakland and back, so I really don't know." Johnson is a risky WR3 even if he plays -- Thaddeus Lewis will start at QB, and Johnson cannot be counted on to make it through a full game.
 
10/4/2013 4:15:00 PM
Description: Bills receiver Stevie Johnson left Thursday's game against the Browns with a back injury, but is expected to be fine for the team's next game in nine days.
Insight: Johnson was diagnosed with a lumbar strain according to the team's web site. Buffalo's bigger issue heading into Week 6 is at quarterback now that E.J. Manuel is out indefinitely with an LCL sprain.