Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson misses practice for death in family

Aug 24, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson (13) catches a pass in front of Washington Redskins safety Jordan Pugh (32) at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports


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:


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:

Player Pos Injury Participation   Wednesday
Stevie Johnson WR Back/Non   injury DNP
Dustin Hopkins K Right   Groin – I-R DNP
EJ Manuel QB Knee DNP
Stephon Gilmore CB Wrist LP
Ron Brooks CB Foot LP
Marquise Goodwin WR Hand LP
Marcus Easley WR Ribs LP
CJ Spiller RB Ankle LP
Kyle Williams DT Achilles LP
Jairus Byrd S Foot FP



Topics: Buffalo Bills, Injury Report, NFL, Stevie Johnson

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