Bills re-sign WR Martin, place WR Easley on I.R.

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:25 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated 7:25 p.m. ET Tuesday, Sept. 13

The Bills re-signed veteran WR Ruvell Martin on Tuesday and placed WR Marcus Easley on injured reserve. Easley was inactive in the season opener due to an illness.

"It's gotten a little more prolonged than we thought," head coach Chan Gailey said about Easley's illness on Monday. "We're going to have to get more evaluation on him and see exactly where it's going to go.  He won't be ready this week for sure."

According to the Buffalo News, Easley was diagnosed with a heart ailment. The specifics are unknown.

Martin, a sixth-year veteran, originally made the 53-man roster but was cut before the first game. He had seven catches for 158 yards and a score last season with Seattle.

The Bills also added former Patriots CB Terrence Wheatley to the practice squad. Wheatley was a second-round pick in 2008. To make room for Wheatley, Buffalo released QB Levi Brown from the practice squad.

The way we see it

Losing Easley for the season is a blow to the team, and hopefully his heart ailment isn't anything too serious. Easley was very impressive in training camp and the team was excited about him after he missed his rookie season in 2010. Without Lee Evans, and now Easley, depth at wide receiver is thin.

The Bills will be without CB Terrence McGee for a few weeks after he injured his hamstring, and Wheatley adds extra insurance.