Bills place WR Easley on IR

The Buffalo Bills placed receiver Marcus Easley on injured
reserve on Tuesday for the second straight year.

Easley missed Buffalo’s season-opening win at Kansas City with
what the team said was an illness.

Easley, a 2010 fourth-round pick from UConn, missed his entire
rookie season because of a knee injury. He had a strong preseason
this year. Against Jacksonville, he had five catches and a
touchdown.

Coach Chan Gailey on Monday said he’d rather have Easley
disclose the ailment. Easley left Friday’s practice early.

To replace Easley, the team re-signed free-agent receiver Ruvell
Martin, who was cut by the Bills Sept. 6.

The Bills also released quarterback Levi Brown from their
practice squad, and signed cornerback Terrence Wheatley to the
practice squad. Wheatley was New England’s second-round pick in
2008.