One day after being ruled out for this Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, wide receiver Marcus Easley will now miss the entire season.
Easley missed last Sunday’s season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs with an undisclosed illness. Now, however, it’s apparent that Easley’s illness is far more serious than the player just missing a few games. Buffalo placed Easley on injured reserve and it’s now the second year in a row Easley will not appear in an NFL regular season game. The second-year wide out from Connecticut missed all of 2010 after suffering a knee injury during training camp that would require surgery.
Today, Bills head coach Chan Gailey elected not to publicize Easley’s ailment. It seems as though this all happened rather quickly. Last Friday, Easley left practice and was pointing to his chest while talking with the team’s trainers. He was later ruled out against the Chiefs and did not travel with the team to Kansas City.
The Bills will bring back WR Ruvell Martin to take Easley’s spot on the 53-man roster. Initially, Martin made the 53-man squad but with a pressing need for depth on the offensive line, Martin was released in favor of free agent lineman Sam Young. The seven-year veteran will beocme the team’s fifth receiver.
In other news, the Bills released QB Levi Brown from the practice squad and replaced him with free agent cornerback Terrence Wheatley, who provides the Bills with some depth following Terrence McGee’s hamstring injury in the win over Kansas City this past Sunday.