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Report: Bills Hosting Free Agent WR Bryant Johnson

NFL Network's Adam Schefter, via Pro Football Talk and several other media outlets, is reporting that the Buffalo Bills will host free agent wide receiver Bryant Johnson (Arizona) today at One Bills Drive. Buried on the Cardinals' depth chart behind Pro Bowlers Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald, Johnson is considered one of the best receivers available on the market. This is his first visit, though the Chicago Bears have been rumored to show interest as well.

The five-year veteran, along with other free agent wide receivers, are currently waiting on Bears receiver Bernard Berrian to sign a contract, setting the market for this year's free agent receivers. It's been reported, but not confirmed, that Johnson is looking for a contract that will pay him between five and six million dollars per year with $8 million in guarantees. Berrian's contract is expected to be a bit larger - an expectation that likely will manifest, considering he's expected to visit the philanthropic Oakland Raiders this weekend.

Update [2008-3-1 18:16:5 by Brian Galliford]: Berrian has signed with the Vikings: 6 years, $42 million, $23 million in the first three years of the deal. End Update

The 6'3", 216-pound Johnson has the size that the Bills are looking to add to their receiving corps, and would bring a new dimension to Buffalo's offense. The Bills are also reportedly interested in former Broncos WR Javon Walker, who was released yesterday.