Thursday, April 18, 2013

Stevie Johnson: T.J. Graham is a man on a mission


A lot of criticism came down on rookie wide receiver T.J. Graham's output last season. According to the team's No. 1 receiver, Graham is ready change those opinions.

Graham, despite his consistency issues, managed to hauled in 31 catches for 322 yards and a touchdown last season.

Stevie Johnson spoke with the media Wednesday about the current state of the team's young wide receiver corps, saying that he sees something specifically in Graham that wasn't there a year ago. (photo: kdoebler@att, Flickr)

"I really feel good about T.J. Graham," Johnson said. "I have been watching him since he got here, but these past couple days he looks like a kid with something on his mind. Like as if he is trying to take over the team or take over this receiving corps.

"It is going to be fun competing with him and the rest of the guys in the room."

Johnson currently won't be doing any competing, as Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reported that the Bills star receiver tweaked his back the day before and sat out of Wednesday's workouts. Johnson called the injury "nothing serious," however, and will play the remainder of week by ear.

The team's wide receiver corps has been a hot topic this offseason given its notable departures and lack of seasoned talent on the depth chart. Currently, Johnson is the only receiver with more than two years of experience in the league.

Graham and former Jaguar Kevin Elliot were rookies in 2012, while Chris Hogan and Marcus Easley have yet to see any time on the field.

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