Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) warms up against the Jacksonville Jaguars before the game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills: Andre Johnson Trade A Possibility

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It was announced yesterday that Andre Johnson is seeking to relieve himself from the Houston Texans and quickly.

Johnson is seeking a trade out of Houston and to what feel should be a contender.  Buffalo doesn’t necessarily fall into that category yet but there is an upside coming to Buffalo.  We are better than Houston at least our records show.  We have talent around the QB position that will support and Johnson will only add to that.  If the Bills carry 6 receivers, adding Johnson wouldn’t effect it too much.  Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, T.J. Graham, Marquise Goodwin, and Mike Williams would be your core with Johnson as your number 1.

Andre Johnson also fills a hole for a lack of first round pick next season as well.  It is rumored that Johnson may go as long as a 2nd round pick.  The Bills have talent around the WR position and could afford to give up a player and a pick for Johnson.

The Bills would have to move some money around to add Andre Johnson to the mix.  Johnson’s contract is worth 10 million.  The Bills are sitting with 7.5 million in available cap.  If T.J. Graham is considered expendable, his contract of 725K could be added to free up some of the necessary money to take on Johnson’s cap space.  The Bills would need to cover an additional 175 million, which could be done through the disbandment of the roster due to training camp.  Throw a second round pick in and not team is really worse for the wear, well at least Buffalo isn’t.

The Bills want to surround EJ Manuel with talent so why not give him talent.  Watkins is talented, but has not played a down in the NFL yet.  We know what Woods and Goodwin can do.  Graham seems to be odd man out.  Mike Williams replaced Steve Johnson so you go into the season with a number 1 in Johnson, and 3 number 2 as your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th receivers.  Really can’t beat that scenario.

Buffalo needs to make this move, one to help Manuel as well as to cover the lack of first round pick next year.

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  • Joe

    Learn from a Raiders fan! You’re better off holding on to your picks. Trading them is the best way to become worse, fast. Especially since you already traded away next years first. Why trade away your second for a guy that’s only going to play for 1 or 2 more years? You guys need to hold onto your picks and build through the draft.

  • Tony Taylor

    As much as I’d like to agree with you, we need to make the playoffs NOW. 14 years is long enough. As a lifelong Bills fan, we need to mortgage it out and make the AFC East quake THIS year.

  • TonyFBaby

    idk who wrote this article but their grammar is just awful.

  • Rocky Rococo

    It’s an ok article, but it is so poorly written it’s difficult to read.

  • Paul Henry

    Yeah… trading for Andre Johnson would be a terrible move

  • Paul Kawalerski

    Enough already with helping EJ. If EJ cannot succeed with the weapons he already has, then we need to start looking for help at QB, not WR. We cannot surround EJ with the best help possible just to hide EJ’s problems, if he has any that are that serious. I’m not saying EJ is not going to succeed, but we have already loaded up with good young talent. Now it’s time for EJ to step up to the plate and aim for the fences. Either he has it or he doesn’t. If not then we need to start looking elsewhere. Give him a couple years to prove himself, since last year was pretty much a wash. But this year we should see some serious progress.

  • John Mullins

    Surrounding EJ Manual with talented Wide Receivers is like giving Yoko Ono a great backup band.