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With Buffalo's receiving corps still settling itself out in terms of the depth chart, the return of undisputed No. 1 Stevie Johnson was a welcome sight for coaches during a three-day mandatory minicamp that concluded June 21. Johnson eased himself back into live work, but was sounding very confident after his offseason groin surgery to repair an ailment that bothered him much of last year.

"Still a lot of work to do. Mentally I feel (OK), everything else I think I am pretty good. My groin felt good. I still have to get over the mental aspect of it," Johnson said. "I feel like I am about high 90s. I cannot say 100 percent because I am not feeling all the way but I am feeling about 90 percent. I am good."

Gaining confidence in cutting hard on his left leg is the next hurdle for Johnson.

"Cutting in and coming to the right it felt like it was heavy. It is just a mental thing. I did not feel any sharp pain like I did all last year," he said.

Johnson still managed a team-leading 76 catches for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns, earning himself a new five-year, $36.25 million contract as a free agent.


--CB Aaron Williams, who missed some OTA time with irritation on a knee, was able to participate fully in minicamp. He's expected to be fine for training camp in July.

--DE Spencer Johnson has been dealing with a knee issue but did return to action during minicamp.

--DT Kellen Heard missed a good portion of the offseason with a bad ankle. He hopes to be 100 percent by training camp.



UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)

--CB Reggie Corner (not tendered as UFA).

--LB Andra Davis (not tendered as UFA).

--RB Bruce Hall (not tendered as ERFA).

--PK Dave Rayner (not tendered as UFA).

--LB Reggie Torbor (not tendered as UFA).




--CB Stephon Gilmore (1/10): $12M/4 yrs, $12M guaranteed.

--T Cordy Glenn (2/41): $4.9M/4 yrs, $1.978M SB, $2.92M guaranteed.

--LB Nigel Bradham (4/105): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

--CB Ron Brooks (4/124): $2.5M/4 yrs, $401,000 SB.

--T Zebrie Sanders (5/144): $2.3M/4 yrs, $198,500 SB.

--LB Tank Carder (5/147): $2.3M/4 yrs, $193,000 SB.

--G/C Mark Asper (6/178): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

--K John Potter (7/251): 4 yrs, terms unknown.


--TE Scott Chandler: Potential UFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

--RB Tashard Choice: UFA; terms unknown.

--WR Derek Hagan: UFA; $765,000/1 yr, $65,000 SB.

--WR Stevie Johnson: Potential UFA; $36.25M/5 yrs, $8.55MSB/$2.5M base guarantee '12/$4.5M option bonus '13/$31,250 game-day bonus '12-'16.

--PK Rian Lindell: Potential UFA; $11M/4 yrs.

--LB Kirk Morrison: Potential UFA; terms unknown.

--OG Chad Rinehart: RFA tendered at $1.26M with third-round pick as compensation); $1.26M/1 yr.

--LS Garrison Sanborn: RFA; $3.21M/3 yrs, $530,000 SB.

--LB/S Bryan Scott: UFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

--C/G Kraig Urbik: RFA tendered at $1.26M with third-round pick as compensation); $1.26M/1 yr.


--DE Mark Anderson: UFA Patriots; $19.5M/4 yrs, $8M guaranteed.

--WR David Clowney: FA; terms unknown.

--LB Scott McKillop: FA; terms unknown.

--DE Mario Williams: UFA Texans: $96M/6 yrs, $19M SB/$5.9M base guarantee 2012/$8M OB 2013/$6M base guaranteed injury 2013, becomes fully guaranteed second day of league year/$10.6M RB 2014 guaranteed injury/$24.9M guaranteed.

--QB Vince Young: UFA Eagles; $2M/1 yr.


--LT Demetress Bell: UFA Eagles; $34.10M/5 yrs, $8.5M RB '13.

--S Jon Corto (released).

--CB Drayton Florence (released).

--WR Roscoe Parrish: UFA Chargers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

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