1. Newest Bill CB Kevin Johnson sold on team culture
The Bills officially announced the newest addition to the secondary, Kevin Johnson as a member of the team on Tuesday. The former Houston Texan signed a one-year deal. Johnson has spent his whole career with the Texans and met with the Browns, Jets and Chiefs as well before signing. Once he finished his last meeting with Kansas City he made his decision to come to Buffalo.
“What I felt when I was down here, the coaches and everybody in the building, I think the culture of this organization is something I want to be a part of,” Johnson said on One Bills Live. “I’m just looking to come in here and compete and play ball.”
Johnson also had a connection to the Buffalo coaching staff. Secondary coach John Butler was Johnson’s defensive backs coach for his first three seasons in the league. But Butler wasn’t the coach who fully convinced him to come. After meeting with head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane he was able to get “a good feel” for the culture that was being put in place. Johnson felt the decision was one he made with his heart.
Johnson has struggled with injuries these past few seasons and had a concussion in last year’s season opener and was forced to miss the rest of the season. Johnson has been cleared by doctors and is excited to put the injuries behind him.
With a year removed from football, Johnson is eager to return to the field and help the Bills secondary become the top in the league.
2. Kyle Williams to compete for a national championship in golf
Kyle Williams may have retired from football, but he hasn’t retired from all sports. Williams and his playing partner Greg Berthelot earned a spot in the 2019 US Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Bandon Dunes by combining to shoot eight under par 64 at the Country Club of Louisiana on Monday.
The tournament is open to golfers with a handicap of 5.4 or better.
Williams shot a six over 78 and Berthelot shot three under 69. They won the qualifier by two shots over three teams that combined for six under 66 scores.
Williams next golf outing will be May 24-29 at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon at the championship.
3. Free agent signings can become official as early as 4 pm on Wednesday
Starting at 4 pm on Wednesday, teams can officially sign unrestricted free agents.