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|Johnson followed up his breakout 2010 campaign with another solid year in 2011, topping 1,000 receiving yards for the second consecutive season and becoming the first player in team history to accomplish the feat. He also became just the third Bills player to record at least 70 receptions in consecutive seasons. Thatís all good and so is the fact that he is clearly the teamís undisputed top wide receiver and that he signed a lucrative contract extension in the offseason, negating any potential for a preseason holdout. The bad news is that the Bills did little to upgrade the starting position opposite Johnson, meaning he can expect plenty of attention in 2012. Johnson also underwent groin surgery, which bothered him during part of last season, but reports indicate that it was minor and wonít affect his availability for the beginning of training camp. While the naysayers will point out that Johnson isnít regarded as an upper tier wide receiver (and that is likely the case), the bottom line is that he has been the focal point of the teamís passing attack over each of the last two years, finishing in the top ten in targets amongst wide receivers both seasons and there is little to suggest he wonít do so again in 2012. Consider him a rock solid WR2 for the coming season.
| Stevie Johnson limited, questionable for Thu. -- Wed Dec 23 2:20 pm --|
|Chargers LT Dunlap (ankle), OLB Emanuel (concussion), NT Lissemore (shoulder) out vs. OAK. TE Green (ankle), WR Steve Johnson (groin) questionable (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Johnson has missed the last three games with a groin injury but has been practicing on a limited basis this week. He'll likely be a gametime decision Thursday night against the Raiders. If he plays, he'll be low-end WR3.
| San Diego WR Steve Johnson misses practice -- Wed Dec 16 2:33 pm --|
|WR Dontrelle Inman (neck) ahead of Stevie Johnson (groin) in recovery from Dec. 6 injury. Inman doing position drills. Johnson not. (Michael Gehlken via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Dontrelle Inman appears to be making progress and could be cleared to play this weekend against the Dolphins. Meanwhile, Steve Johnson's status is very much up in the air after missing Wednesday's practice. If cleared to play, Inman would see enough targets to put him on the radar as a flex option in deeper formats.