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Bills vs Jaguars: Taron Johnson out with head injury

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Buffalo Bills slot cornerback Taron Johnson is being evaluated for a head injury in the locker room. Following the evaluation, he was ruled out with a concussion. Typically that means he’s being looked at for a concussion. He might be the slot corner, but Johnson typically plays nearly 100 percent of the team’s snaps as a starter.

Johnson suffered the injury on Jacksonville’s opening drive. He made one tackle on the drive, and his shoulder area was driven into the turf. It’s possible his head hit the ground on the same play, but we haven’t seen a replay.

The Bills will likely go with a combination of DB Siran Neal and LB A.J. Klein, at least early in the game. (Neal took the first snaps replacing Johnson.) That’s what they did earlier this season when Johnson had a groin injury. Dane Jackson could slide into the spot, as well, especially if the Bills take a lead and the Jaguars start passing.

Safety Jaquan Johnson also injured his hamstring, but he is on the sideline trying to loosen it up. He’s a special teams players and depth player at safety, where Jordan Poyer is dinged up but playing.