Gailey: Sore groin shouldn't sideline Bills WR Johnson

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson missed practice Thursday because of a sore groin that has been bothering him for about a month.

Bills coach Chan Gailey said Johnson was just given the day off, and he fully anticipates the receiver to play Sunday when the Billshost the Oakland Raiders.

"Stevie's been having a nagging groin for a month, so we just gave him a rest today," Gailey said following Thursday's practice, via the Buffalo News.

Johnson told reporters he expects to practice Friday.

Johnson appeared to tweak the injury in a position drill Wednesday during the portion that reporters were able to watch. He took a few repetitions off before returning.

The four-year veteran led the Bills with 82 catches last season, and he had four receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown in Buffalo's season-opening 41-7 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday.

Bills defensive lineman Torell Troup (back) and linebacker Arthur Moats (knee) both were limited again Thursday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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