Johnson underwent shoulder surgery on Dec. 5, though he wasn't officially placed on IR until now. The rookie defensive back compiled 42 tackles, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble in 11 games. He'll look to get healthy in time for the 2019 campaign.
Johnson reportedly played through the injury since Week 1, but he will finally undergo a procedure to correct the issue. His absence will leave the Bills slightly shorthanded in the defensive backfield.
Johnson (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday and is not listed on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
The Bills love what Johnson's been doing in a key depth role as a fourth-round rookie corner, so he'll assume that spot again without missing any action. He's been working through the shoulder issue for a stretch, but has found a way to accrue at least two tackles in all 10 games he's played, while his 40 tackles on the season isn't bad at all for a guy not starting yet.
Johnson (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.
Johnson will avoid missing time after being a limited participant through practices this week. The rookie fourth-round pick will line up as the No. 3 corner and is expected to log a respectable workload. He has 35 tackles and three pass breakups through nine games.
Johnson (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Johnson was a limited practice participant this week with the shoulder injury sustained Week 10 against the Jets. It remains unclear who would fill in at nickelback should the 22-year-old be unable to play, though safety Rafael Bush did see snaps there earlier this season.
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