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Stevie Johnson says rehab “way ahead of schedule”

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Stevie Johnson’s groin is springing back to life faster than anticipated.

Bills coach Chan Gailey all but ruled Johnson out until training camp a couple of weeks ago, but that might have been premature. Johnson said Monday that his groin, which was operated on in April, was healing “way ahead of schedule.” The wide receiver has been held out of team drills during OTAs, but he hinted that he might be doing more during next week’s minicamp.

“I’m ready to go,” Johnson said, via Tim Graham of the Buffalo News. “They said it was about six to eight, but I’m feeling like I’m ready to be out there, and I think we’re moving towards that next week. “We’ll see how things go. As of now, they’re saying I’ll be out there to get some reps.”

While the Bills certainly are happy to have Johnson healthy, there’s nothing to gain by pushing him at this point. Johnson is the one sure thing in the team’s receiving corps. Gailey said Monday that Donald Jones is currently the number two receiver, but that battle should rage well into training camp. Keeping Johnson on the other side of the field is crucial for Buffalo and will likely impact how much they have him do next week.

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11 Responses to “Stevie Johnson says rehab “way ahead of schedule””
  1. kegowhisky says: Jun 11, 2012 4:59 PM

    “Groin is springing back to life”? I was going down a totally different road….

  2. cush2push says: Jun 11, 2012 5:01 PM

    He injured his groin November 6th when he bent over Revis

  3. tombradyallday says: Jun 11, 2012 5:15 PM

    plaxico burress celebration was epic

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 11, 2012 5:35 PM

    Rehabbing the Johnson.

  5. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says: Jun 11, 2012 5:48 PM

    I heard groin injuries are healed by new contracts.

  6. EJ says: Jun 11, 2012 6:16 PM

    Donald Jones as the 2nd receiver? No thanks. I’d rather see Marcus Easley or T.J. Graham across from Stevie Johnson, with David Nelson in the slot.

  7. polishkingski says: Jun 11, 2012 7:52 PM

    @EJ….you are aware d.jones has played in actual nfl games and caught passes while m.easley has never caught even a single pass in live meaningful action? johnson and nelson are a decent #1 and #2. easley has allot to still prove.

  8. EJ says: Jun 12, 2012 5:48 AM

    @polishkingski- Yes, Easley has never caught a regular season pass and the same goes for Graham, but after watching Jones last season, I’d take pretty much anyone else. I think many #BillsMafia would agree that Jones isn’t the guy that should line up across Stevie, he doesn’t have what it takes. Better options, B. Smith, David Clowney, Derek Hagan and even Kamar Aiken. Everybody has been waiting for Marcus Easley to emerge from his cacoon, I bill-ieve this is his year. Jones may be the front runner right now, but his true colors will come out- He stands out because he practices well, he’ll be the same old D. Jones on the field. #GoBills #BillsMafia4life #NobodyCirclesTheWagons

  9. buffalobillsgrl says: Jun 12, 2012 8:38 AM

    I know we can all agree that we want to see whoever is best at the #2 position, But let’s give Jones a break, we signed him in 2010, so he has his first year needs to learn the plays and mold with our other guys, 2nd year cut short due to lockouts then gets injured, obviously Chan sees something that we haven’t yet had a chance to see, If he is the best then he will be there if not someone else wins the spot, either way this is going to be an exciting season for #Billsmafia 89 days til #MerryFootballSunday

  10. yanksbills says: Jun 12, 2012 9:57 AM

    Who cares about #2? Catch ball. Run. Avoid tackle. Score.

  11. jerrysandusky1 says: Jun 12, 2012 11:18 PM

    Cheap Shot Stevie. Better keep your an eye on your ACL’s this season.

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