CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 02: Stevie Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills catches a pass during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Bills have agreed in principle with wide receiver Stevie Johnson on a five-year contract. The Bills will hold a 10AM press conference in Orchard Park to announce the deal, and the big hitters (Adam Schefter and Mike Florio specifically) are reporting that the deal is done.
Financial terms of the deal have yet to be reported anywhere, and those will be of a great deal of interest to ponder when they are divulged. For now, however, the Bills have successfully locked in one of their best young players through the close of the 2016 regular season.
Johnson, who will turn 26 years old in July, is entering his fifth year in the NFL and is coming off of back-to-back 75-catch, 1,000-yard seasons as the Bills' de facto go-to receiver. He will now remain the team's top target, pacing the team's passing attack alongside quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for the foreseeable future.
We'll have much more on the deal throughout the day as further details become available. For now, the most intriguing story line: what Fitzpatrick may look like in training camp this summer as a result of this deal.