Bills Extend Deal With Wide Receiver Johnson

Terms were not disclosed but according to local media the deal was for five years.

“It’s a good day for us. Our football team got better,” Bills general manager Buddy Nix told reporters.

“One of our philosophies coming in was that we wanted to try to keep our good players here, draft good, develop them and then try to keep them and we were able to do that with Stevie Johnson.

“It goes without saying what he’s done in the past two years and I think it’s just going to get better.”

For the second consecutive season, Johnson led the Bills in receiving with 76 catches for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns.

The only Bills receiver to post back-to-back 1,000 campaigns, Johnson has spent his entire career in Buffalo recording 170 catches for 2,189 yards and 19 touchdowns over four seasons.

“I’m not doing them any favors. They did me a favor by picking me,” Johnson said.

“I want to remain loyal to them like they did with me because there could have been times where they could have let me go.”

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto, editing by Justin Palmer and Julian Linden; To query or comment on this story email )

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Bills Comeback to Upset Patriots

ORCHARD PARK, New York (Reuters) – The Buffalo Bills overturned a 21-point deficit to upset the New England Patriots 34-31 on Sunday and maintain their perfect start to the National Football League (NFL) season.

Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed two touchdowns while an inspired Bills defense intercepted Tom Brady four-times as Buffalo snapped a run of 15 consecutive losses to their AFC East division rivals and improved to 3-0 this season.

Brady was on target early in the game, hitting Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski for early touchdowns as the Pats opened up a 21-0 lead, but gave up four picks in the second half.

The fourth quarter delivered edge of your seat excitement with Rian Lindell booting a 28-yard field goal with no time left on the clock to whip the capacity crowd into a frenzy.

(Editing by Julian Linden)

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