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Stevie Johnson to miss 2016 NFL season

We won't see Stevie getting loose this year.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Stevie Johnson will miss the entire 2016 NFL season.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Johnson has undergone season-ending surgery to repair his torn meniscus, which occurred in the first week of training camp.

Johnson, now entering his ninth NFL season, originally went down with a non-contact injury during one of the Chargers' first camp sessions before being carried off the field. It looked like it might be serious enough to be of the season-ending variety, and that's sadly come true.

This would have been just Johnson's second season with San Diego after inking a three-year deal with them in 2015. A seventh-round pick of the  Bills in 2008, Johnson spent six seasons in Buffalo (2008-13) and a seventh (2014) with the 49ers before joining the Chargers last year.

The three-time 1,000-yard receiver fought through hamstring and groin injuries during his first year with the Chargers that limited him to just 10 games in 2015.