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By Joe Buscaglia
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Bills' Stevie Johnson says he's full-go

Since he's been in the National Football League, nagging injuries have plagued Buffalo Bills wide reciever Stevie Johnson. Whatever ailment it may be, usually an injury forces him to miss some practice time at some point during a season.

During the spring practices in 2013, a back ailment kept Johnson away from being a full participant early on. He slowly but surely continued to rehab the injury, and then finally got on the field for some repetitions during mandatory mini-camp.

Now with six weeks of rest, Johnson feels like a new man and is ready to go for training camp without restrictions.

"Everything's full-go," Johnson said as he checked in to his dorm room at St. John Fisher College. "Gotta get it rolling, man, be smart and take care of our bodies. It's going to be an important training camp for all of us, every position. As long as we get things meshing and going on the right track, we'll be all right."

In the team's final off-season workout before they broke for camp, Johnson revealed to Tim Graham of The Buffalo News that he actually had a fractured L-5 vertebra. That apparently is no longer an issue to the wide receiver.

Johnson understands little bumps and bruises are a part of the game, but has one little request for whatever ailment comes his way.

"If I get hurt, as long as it stays in training camp, you know what I mean? If I do get injured, oh, well," he said. "Let's get them out of the way early and get ready for the season."

Johnson is the Bills' top wide receiver and has posted three straight 1,000-yard seasons.

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