Tuesday is typically a slow day in Western New York for football but it wasn’t yesterday as the Buffalo Bills were busy making roster moves. Primarily among them, at least to me was finally activating Marcus Easley from the practice squad and releasing kickoff specialist John Potter.
Surely, Chan Gailey must’ve watched back last Sunday’s Houston game and noticed Ruvell Martin was in for 11 passing plays on offense. Simply put, the guy is a special teams player and nothing more. With a half season left, hopefully Easley finally gets a chance to prove he’s worth sticking around after the season. His short career has been hampered with injuries and while healthy this year, rotting on the practice squad.
Knowing this coaching staff, however, I’m not even confident he’ll be active on game days.
Buffalo also placed a pair of veterans on Injured Reserve— cornerback Terrence McGee and right tackle Erik Pears. This could be the end of the road for McGee’s NFL career as his knee just can’t get good enough to play consistently. With Aaron Williams out with a knee injury this elevates Leodis McKelvin into a starting role with rookie Ron Brooks figuring to see a lot of action.
Pears has been bothered by a bad hip all season. Chris Hairston will move into his starting spot on the right side and depending on how he plays, could claim that spot permanently going forward.
Buffalo has two open roster spots as of now, which should be full by the time they practice this afternoon. Stay tuned for more updates.