After hearing about set backs from both defensive end Mark Anderson and corner Aaron Williams this week, the Buffalo Bills announced today two players who would be placed on injured reserve. Instead, it looks to be veteran cornerback Terrence McGee and right tackle Erik Pears who will be done for the season.
McGee was thought to possibly have a chance to play this week, but it looks like that has all changed. McGee has been struggling with injuries and problems for the last couple seasons and his recent IR placement begs the question of whether or not he will return to the playing field next season as a Bill.
Even though he has been battling injuries and out a majority of the season, this comes at a bad time as many were hopeful he would be able to step up and help out Leodis McKelvin, who will be starting in place of injured Williams this week. McKelvin has already been demoted to mainly special teams and now he will be starting and playing most of the game against the New England Patriots. Hopefully his will to quiet the critics will keep him competitive this week.
Also placed on injured reserve, Pears had been out due to a hip/groin injury. The offensive line has pretty solid depth and were able to manage well during the time that both Cordy Glennand Kraig Urbikwere out because of ankle sprains. Both will be back in the line-up this week so the need for Pears isn’t as worrisome as McGee.
Many Bills fans will have their wish granted, as 4th round pick in the 2010 draft, Marcus Easley, has been moved up to the active roster. Easley has had a tough time since being drafted dealing with a knee injury and a heart condition last season.
Many questions were raised about the draft choice because of the lack of depth at wide receiver and him being designated to the practice squad after showing some positive signs during pre-season. Well Bills fans, we will all anxiously await the emergence of Easley and hope that he can bring some fire to the line-up. That is if he finds the playing field and not a seat next to Tarvaris Jackson.