For the past few months we’ve heard rumors that the Buffalo Bills could either trade or possibly even release wide receiver Stevie Johnson, but that is unlikely according to ESPN’s Mike Rodak who considers such a move a ‘long shot’.
"Where does Williams fit in the Bills offense? That remains to be seen. It’s possible the Bills could now decide to move on from Stevie Johnson, who has an $8.5 million cap hit this season. However, that remains a long shot. If they keep Johnson, it wouldn’t be hard to envision Williams, Johnson, and Robert Woods — a second-round pick last season — forming the core of the Bills’ receiver group."
Between Woods, Johnson and the newly acquired Williams, the Bills do have themselves a rather solid core of wide receivers – even if two of the three are slight knuckleheads.
The Bills aren’t likely to get much for Johnson on the trade market and releasing him would only benefit their salary cap, so, the incentive to make such a move seems rather small.