Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson was excused from practice Wednesday due to a death in the family, head coach Doug Marrone announced.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that Johnson will also miss Thursday’s practice, but return to practice Friday:
Bills WR Stevie Johnson missed practice today and will miss Thursday to attend a funeral in Ca. Johnson will be… http://t.co/4CAHHHcwBT
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2013
He’s also dealing with a bad back that forced him from last Thursday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns, and if he’s unable to play this week vs the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bills will be without their starting QB and their leading receiver.
Here’s a look at the rest of the Bills official injury report, courtesy of the team’s official website:
|Stevie Johnson||WR||Back/Non injury||DNP|
|Dustin Hopkins||K||Right Groin – I-R||DNP|