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Stevie thinks he'll be back

Maybe it's wishful thinking on his part. Or maybe he's thinking too logically. But Bills receiver Stevie Johnson isn't thinking Sunday's season finale at New England will be his last in a Buffalo uniform.

Johnson, whose contract is up at the end of February, admitted he considered the posibility that last week's game against Denver could have been his last at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

"Since last week playing at The Ralph, I thought about it – walking on the field, walking off the field, looking around, looking at the crowd," Johnson said. "It was kind of crazy because it seemed like four years went by pretty fast, me playing only two years of it. Being in this city and how they adopted me, I thought about it. I don’t think I’ll be somewhere else next year. I’m still pretty sure I’ll be here next year. But if not, it’s a pretty crazy feeling."

The Bills have not been able to reach a contract extension with Johnson. However, they still could keep him in the fold for 2012 by using a franchise tag on him in February.

Johnson said his viewpoint isn't based on any developments in contract talks. Why does he think he will be back? "I don’t know," He said. "I just feel like being here four years and with the coaches that I have here, with the players with Fitz signing his deal, you would think you’d have the one-two punch. When Fitz came on, I came on. So you would think they would keep it together."

---Mark Gaughan

 

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