The Buffalo Bills traded wide receiver Stevie Johnson for a 4th round pick, which can become a 3rd, per Adam Schefter. This move seems to make sense for all sides involved. Buffalo drafted Johnson’s replacement in Sammy Watkins last night, the 49ers were in need of a deep threat, and Johnson finds himself in what should be a better offensive situation.
That being said, the move comes at a pretty steep cost for Buffalo:
The Bills paid Johnson a $1.75M roster bonus in March. He’ll count $10.225M against their 2014 cap, an increase of $1.725M this year.
— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) May 9, 2014
After three straight seasons playing in all 16 games and accumulating over 1,000 receiving yards, Johnson made 12 appearances last season (suffering through back, hamstring, and groin injuries) while catching 52 balls for 597 yards and 3 TDs.