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Bills' Stevie Johnson says groin is a bit sore

Throughout the past couple of days of practice, anytime the Buffalo Bills were going through special teams drills you could find wide receiver Stevie Johnson on the stationary bike staying loose. As it turns out, there was a reason for that.

After Wednesday's practice, Johnson admitted the groin injury that he had surgery on in the off-season has started bugging him the past two days.

"The entire training camp I was good," the wideout said in reference to his groin. "[Wednesday], I don't know if this happened [Tuesday] or what not but I guess it just got a little sore. It's no like pop or injury -- just sore that's all it is."

Although it was his right side that bogged him down for a couple of days at training camp, he confirmed that it was indeed the left side that provided the soreness. The left is the side operated on in a case of a minor off-season procedure.

Johnson didn't miss any reps throughout the practice the past two days, and said he doesn't expect miss any time.

"No issue really, I know I can play a full game with it, but I just felt it," he said. "I went from not feeling it at all to a little soreness coming around. I think that's just from the reps being heightened this week."

With the way it bothered him last season, Johnson believes riding the stationary bike might just be a trend he'll continue to prevent any further problems.

"I'll probably be on that like maybe throughout the season because I don't want any 'what if's' while I'm sitting down not doing anything and then I get out there and do something -- pop, and there you go with another groin injury," the wideout remarked. "So I just try to stay active a little bit, walking around and stretching."

Johnson is one of many players that have been dealing with pain in that area of the body. Both Erik Pears and Mark Anderson, the two players that sat out of practice Wednesday, have groin injuries that has made them both miss some practice time.

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