The Buffalo Bills’ top reveiver, Stevie Johnson, has been sidelined by injury and has not participated in the start of the teams organized team activities.
According to head coach Doug Marrone, Johnson first strained his back last month during the voluntary veteran workouts although he doesn’t seem to be too worried about the injury.
“I feel very comfortable with what Stevie has done in the past. It’s more important to get him healthy and get him well than it is to push him to get on the field,
One interesting note is the recognition that second year receiver T.J Graham is receiving in Johnson’s absence.
Bills second-year receiver T.J. Graham has been taking advantage of the extra reps he’s received in the practice setting in both the voluntary veteran minicamp last month and the current OTA sessions.
“T.J. is doing really good,” said Kolb. “He’s working hard, taking it serious. Obviously with the receiving corps it’s a competitive group now. I think everybody can go out there and make plays. T.J. is another special talent with his speed.”
It is always good to see players step up when their numbers are called. With Johnson being sidelined for the foreseeable future and the rookies unable to participate due to graduation, it is Graham’s time to rise up and cement himself in this offense. An offense that will be quarterbacked by either Kevin Kolb, EJ Manuel, or Travaris Jackson. Good luck Bills.