Buffalo Bills could release wide receiver Stevie Johnson?

Dec 8, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA;Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Might Stevie Johnson have played his last game with the Buffalo Bills? The always entertaining though at times not exactly producing wide receiver is set to make a substantial amount of money during the 2014 season which could potentially lead to his release.

Per WGR 550:

Wide receiver Stevie Johnson tops the list not only because his contract takes a giant leap in how much he’s owed on the cap (almost a $3 million jump), but because perhaps the Bills have a player that has a similar skill-set to him starting on their roster (Robert Woods).  There is no doubting his talent, and there is definitely something to be said for how much he cares for the organization and the city of Buffalo. However, is his production and talent worth the contract and any potential headaches he may bring about to a no-nonsense type of head coach like Doug Marrone? That’s a very large question that the Bills have to answer, and it’s likely that the decision will come ahead of the start of the new league year with his $1.75 million roster bonus on the way.

Of course, this is nothing but pure speculation at this point but Johnson did have a relatively woeful 2013 campaign. Of course, it seems completely perplexing to suggest a team would wipe their hands of a player who was coming off three consecutive 1,000 yard seasons – even with an $8.5 million dollar cap hit.

It’s possible the Bills could attempt to look into the trade market to see what type of return Johnson could bring as well, but it’s slowly starting to look as if Johnson’s time in Buffalo is dwindling.

Topics: Buffalo Bills, Stevie Johnson

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  • davidmuscalo

    I think the issues with Stevie are his lack of maturity from both the emotional and the developmental perspectives. He allows his emotions to interfere with his performance on the field. Developmentally, he is not improving performance-wise. He just isn’t getting any better. Perhaps a change of venue would allow him to reach his true potential. It really might be best for him and Bills if he were to move on.

  • Ryan Richards

    He had three rookie qb throwing to him this year. Did have too many drops in big moments but I wouldn’t get rid of a good players to save money. Get a better QB is what they need cuz manual ain’t the answer.

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