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Buffalo Bills news, 5/22: Stevie Johnson returns to practice

Stevie Johnson returned to practice for the Bills on Tuesday, albeit on a limited basis.

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Stevie Johnson returns to practice after back injury - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News

"It definitely feels good to just be out there on the field, even through the little pains I have," Johnson said. "It's getting better every week. They gave me a six- to eight-week thing to even get on the field, and it's only been about three, so I feel good."

Analyst takes contrarian view, bullish on Bills receiving corps - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News

"For the Press Coverage blog, Matt Williamson shared his general thoughts on each receiver plus a couple who play other positions."

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OTA Practice Notes - Day 5 -
"I’m definitely happy," Johnson told "At first they said I was just going to come out here and do some drills on the side, but I wanted to get out here and run and see how it is. It felt good. I’ve still got point pressure in my back and in my ankle, but I was out there and I was able to complete it so I feel good about it."

Bills Roundup: Tuesday News, Stevie Returns - VIDEO -
"Stevie Johnson returned to the field on a limited basis as the team hit the half way mark of OTA's, plus hear from offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine."

OC Nathaniel Hackett on Stevie's Return - VIDEO -
DC Mike Pettine on Young Defense Coming Together - VIDEO -

Inside The Bills | Marrone an outdoor practice coach
"My philosophy is going to be to try to get outside as much as possible, whether it’s hot, cold or windy," said Marrone. "As much as I have that ability I’d like to be outside."

Manuel learning as he goes - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is focused on teaching EJ Manuel proper footwork as a big first step in getting the team’s prized rookie quarterback ready for the NFL."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Pettine Has Had No Words With Byrd
Mike Pettine answered a bunch of questions about the safety position, including some on Jairus Byrd.

Show and prove: Bills DE Mark Anderson - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"He played in just five games due to a knee injury in 2012. This is a make-or-break year for Anderson. If he cannot produce halfway through his four-year contract, the Bills could be forced to go in another direction."

Mario Williams should brace for ugly fight over ring | ProFootballTalk
Lawyer Mike Florio explains some aspects of this Mario Williams text message debacle.

Niagara County Legislature invites Bills to consider moving to Falls - The Buffalo News
"The resolution the Legislature passed Tuesday by an 8-4 vote notes that Niagara Falls has large expanses of vacant property close to the international border, which would make it handier for Canadian fans than is Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Gilmore Learned A Lot From First Season
"According to StatsPass, Gilmore was targeted 89 times last season and allowed three touchdown passes. He was one of 30 defenders to have been targeted at least 85 times and his 3 TD's given up was tied for fourth fewest."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Mario Saga Raises Hard Questions
"It's still murky to calculate what right the fans have to know details of the players' personal lives. In the end I think the fans can claim some. Athletes' astronomical salaries, a major propeller in steady ticket hikes not to mention publicly funded stadiums, are some defense for this position. No, we don't need to know which players on the team fought with their spouses the morning of the game. And we're not asking for that." WARNING: Mike Schopp alert.