Stevie Johnson Signs Contract Extension

March 5, 2012 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 2:25 AM EDT

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March 5, 2012 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 2:25 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, NY – (WKBW/Bills ) The Buffalo Bills today announced that wide receiver Stevie Johnson has signed a contract extension with the team. ESPN reports it's a 5-year deal worth $36.25 million that includes $19.5 million guaranteed.



Johnson led the Bills in receiving for the second straight year in 2011, catching 76 passes for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns. Along with a career-high 82 receptions for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2010, Johnson became the first player in franchise history to record consecutive 1,000 receiving yard campaigns.



"There's a lot of promise here and I love working with these guys.", said Johnson. "Just waking up in the morning, even on the cold days out here and just coming to Buffalo and being around my teammates. That's what it's about. I've always wanted to be here", continued Johnson at a news conference on Monday.



A 6-2, 207-pound Kentucky product, Johnson entered the NFL as a seventh-round (224th overall) draft pick of the Bills in 2008. Johnson has totaled 170 catches for 2,189 yards and 19 touchdowns in 48 games with 30 starts in his four-year career.



"One of our philosophies coming in was that we wanted to try to keep our good players here, draft good, develop them and then try to keep them and we were able to do that with Stevie Johnson.", said Bills GM Buddy Nix. "It goes without saying what he’s done in the past two years and I think it’s just going to get better.", Nix continued