Johnson OUT for Sunday!

Rob Johnson won't be suiting up for the last game of the season Bills coach Gregg Williams said today. Johnson has healed enough to possibly take a few snaps in practice later in the week, but the team physicians don't feel he'll be healed to the point where he could play in a game this weekend.


"We're going to increase Rob's throwing," Williams said. "But we decided to hold him out of the game because we didn't want to further hurt or inhibit him."

Williams glowed about Alex Van Pelt's play, talking about the veteran quarterback's leadership and play calls during the two-minute drill at the end of the half against the Jets.

"Alex did a good job taking a coach's call to start the drive, then running some time out the clock and getting us into two-minute drill.  That fourth-down throw was as good as any in the year. And he took the hit on the touchdown throw to Peerless and delivered the ball. He didn't even get to see the play because he got hit. He had to watch it on the film." Williams said. "I'm really proud of how Alex has played. There wasn't any other team will to make him a No. 3. We brought him in here to be a two. He rallied the team, played well, we had good game plans and we feel comfortable with Alex. We obviously want him to continue to be a Buffalo Bill."

Williams declined to talk about a situation where Van Pelt might compete with Johnson as the starter next season. "That's an off-season decision. I'm not even going to think about it at this point of time."

Despite being an unrestricted free agent, Van Pelt said he's not looking to leave Buffalo. "No this is a place that is home for me. I have a home here. One daughter was born here, I have another on the way in January," he said.

He added that he would be satisfied to be a backup with the Bills next season, if that is the team's wishes. "That would be fine with me. (But) that's not a decision for me to make. That's next week's question."

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