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Colin Kaepernick raved about Stevie Johnson's quickness and deceptiveness and the way he creates separation.
It's nice to see that Kapernick is getting some work in with his secondary receivers in camp, but considering how he's struggled to see the entire field and find his other options on the field during a game, it's difficult to buy into any hype that Johnson gets. Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis are the primary targets, but when the hot receiver is covered, Kaepernick usually throws it away or runs it himself. How is Johnson supposed to gain targets if that part of Kaepernick's game doesn't change?ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Red Sox are looking for an opportunity to give Brian Johnson his major league debut.
Johnson has a 2.92 ERA and 8.76 K/9 over 49 1/3 innings here in his first go-around with Triple-A Pawtucket. While the Red Sox would like to give him a taste of the majors, they'd obviously prefer to have a stronger rotation and not need to dip into their farm system as much as they have already. Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are getting a look right now. Should they fail and the struggles at the back end of the rotation continue, then perhaps we'll see Johnson at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender