Buffalo Bills list Steve Johnson questionable

Buffalo Bills star wide receiver Stevie Johnson was able to return to practice on Thursday after suffering a, per Chan Gailey, “bad” thigh contusion against the Houston Texans. Johnson was limited in Thursday’s practice and was able to put in a practice today, so he will most likely be a go for the Bills on Sunday against the New England Patriots.

However, the Bills have listed their star wideout as questionable on the official injury report. Contusions and bruises don’t usually cost players games, but they do cut into a player’s production by significantly hindering their ability. Some rest has definitely helped Johnson, but he’s going to be boom-or-bust against the Patriots.

Last week against the Texans, Johnson managed to haul in just three passes and had only two catches the first time Buffalo played New England this season. He’s going to have to earn every yard he can get, but he will certainly get more than his fair share of targets from Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bills QB loves throwing it to the top red zone target, as he has directed the ball his way 71 times this year.

Be sure to check on Stevie Johnson’s injury status as we head into Sunday’s AFC East battle between these teams, because Johnson is the center of attention in the Bills passing attack. He’s one of the three best players on this team’s offense, even if he isn’t at his best as far as health goes.

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