GM Buddy Nix on Stevie Johnson
Current Personnel. Obviously, the first question fired was about the free agent status of Stevie Johnson. Nix unequivocally said that the team wants him back, that there's been dialogue between the team and Johnson's representatives since the season ended, and that if Johnson leaves, the team will need two receivers. This sounds like their most imminent priority, the way Nix was talking.
another comment about the receiving need in Buffalo
Nix then mentioned that the team needs a "big-time" receiver, referencing the need for a player like Calvin Johnson that's "uncovered when he's covered." They'd like to get one even if Stevie Johnson is re-signed, noting that they'd get two if Stevie leaves.
and other article about the recent "progress" or lack thereof involving Johnson's contract....
The way Nix is talking, they don't plan on using the franchise tag on Johnson but it looks like they both want a deal :/
Personally I think Johnson would be the best target for us.