Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) grabs his thigh during a touchdown celebration in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. Johnson said he was "just having fun"when he mocked being shot in the thigh after the TD catch. He recognized after a 28-24 loss to Plaxico Burress and the Jets that his celebration hurt the Bills. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Stevie Johnson Traded to 49ers
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) The drafting of a wide receiver last night has apparently led to the Bills deciding to part with another. Stevie Johnson has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional 4th round pick next year.
Johnson was dealt one day after the Bills picked Sammy Watkins with the 4th overall pick in the draft. Johnson played six years for the Bills. He caught 301 passes and 28 touchdowns during his time with the Bills.
“Stevie was a great contributor during his career with our organization,” said Bills General Manager Doug Whaley. “Today’s decision was not an easy one to make, especially involving a player like Stevie who leaves everything he has on the field and is an emotional leader in our locker room. All of the decisions we make are done so in the best interest of our team. We wish him the best of luck in San Francisco and throughout the rest of his NFL career. We also want to thank Stevie and his family for their commitment to the Buffalo Bills and the community over the last six years.”