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Parrish for Johnson at WR

It's a move that may not have much of an affect on the offense, but receiver Steve Johnson acknowledged he will give way to Roscoe Parrish when the Bills use a two-receiver set. They only used that alignment on 10 plays against the Green Bay Packers. Nevertheless, Johnson said changes to the lineup, at quarterback in particular, should not come as a surprise given the way the Bills have played the first two games.

Asked if he was surprised by the QB move, Johnson said: "No because we made changes throughout the team, from line to running back, to receiver. I had a change in my role. Now quarterback is no surprise. Coach Gailey is trying to find the best fit because we’re trying to win games. That’s what it’s about, trying to change things around. People shouldn’t get sensitive, I don’t think, because we know what we’re trying to get to. We’re trying to get to a winning season, and eventually playoffs and then a Super Bowl."

In the third quarter of Sunday's loss at Green Bay, Johnson saw a third-down pass over the middle from Edwards bounce off the end of his fingers and into the arms of a Packers linebacker for an interception.

After looking at replays, it appeared that while the ball touched Johnson's fingers, it was not a catchable ball for him. Johnson cut off his route, as he was required to do, because the Packers blitzed and he was a "hot" receiver. Johnson might have kept running over the middle a little quicker. He slowed down out of his break. Johnson was still taking responsibility for the play on Wednesday. "I hung him out to dry," Johnson said of Edwards.

---Mark Gaughan


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