Any time the Buffalo Bills make a move a quarterback, it raises eyebrows and a whole bunch of speculation. That is the case today, after the team announced that they'd signed veteran free agent Josh Johnson to the 53-man roster.
Johnson, 29, is an eighth-year NFL veteran that has bounced between a lot of different teams since being made a fifth-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in 2008. He has not attempted a regular-season pass in the NFL since the 2011 season, but has spent time in two notable locations: San Francisco, where he worked under Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman; and Cincinnati, where he spent all of this past offseason and most of training camp. The Bills host the Bengals this weekend at Ralph Wilson Stadium, for those of you that pay fervent attention to these types of details.
There's also this to consider: just yesterday, head coach Rex Ryan was talking about how banged-up starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is. This signing will undoubtedly create concern that Taylor is more injured than the team has thus far let on. But then, Taylor has only missed one meaningful snap so far this season, and finished last weekend's win over Tennessee, so perhaps some of that speculation is unfounded.
Either way, the Bills have a new quarterback in the building, which is always interesting. In order to make room for Johnson on the roster, the Bills released kicker Billy Cundiff, who ended up only spending one week with the team.