Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson says he will be playing next Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons after missing last weekend's game against the New York Jets with a groin injury, per the Bills official website.
"I’ll definitely be suited up. I think I’ll be much better than what I was this past week," said Johnson. "I’m optimistic about it."
Buffalo has a bye week to enjoy before getting ready to square off against the Atlanta Falcons, who are in the midst of a miserable 2-8 campaign.
At 4-7, the Bills are not completely out of the playoff picture, trailing the Miami Dolphins and Jets by 1.5 games for the final wild card spot in the AFC. Buffalo split its two games with New York and still hosts the Dolphins, already having beat them on the road.
This year, Johnson leads the team in all major receiving categories with 41 catches, 478 yards and three touchdowns. The 27-year-old has been durable for the most part, coming off three consecutive years of 16 games played after appearing in only 16 games the previous two years combined.