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Stevie Johnson could miss most of preseason with hamstring strain


Bills receiver Stevie Johnson suffered a hamstring injury on Friday. That alone doesn’t tell anyone much; some guys come back quickly from a hamstring injury, some don’t.

Per a league source, Johnson has definitely strained the muscle, and his specific timetable for a return currently is unclear. The assumption is that he’ll miss most of the preseason.

His absence for the meaningless games will impair his ability to learn the offense being installed by the new coaching staff. However, it’ll give other guys on the roster an opportunity to step up.

If nothing else, those opportunities will help offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett have even less stress about finding a No. 2 wideout. It could, of course, give him some anxiety about having a No. 1 wideout.