Mid-Week Roster Update Reactions

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Updated: September 14, 2011

The Bills made two roster moves in the past two days that could have a minor effect on the roster for Sunday’s game against Oakland. On Tuesday, the Bills placed wide receiver Marcus Easley on injured reserve (illness) and added wide receiver Ruvell Martin, who made the original 53 man roster. Today, they put outside linebacker Robert Eddins (undisclosed injury) on injured reserve and re-added veteran cornerback Reggie Corner to the roster.

It is my best guess that Martin will be active for this Sunday’s game. He picked up the Bills’ offensive system very quickly during a shortened preseason, and adds depth in special teams. He was most likely brought onto the active roster (instead of practice squad receivers Naaman Roosevelt and Kamar Aiken) because of this proficiency in special teams.

Reggie Corner may also dress for the game just based on the lack of depth at the cornerback position. In Chan Gailey’s press conference earlier in the day, the coach stated that Corner has a chance to play in the dime sets, but only if they have to use that set. Gailey also acknowledged that one of the reasons Corner didn’t make the team this year was his lack of special teams ability. I believe that the signing of Corner means they aren’t quite ready to play Justin Rogers at corner yet.

I would predict that both of these acquisitions will have limited but active roles in the game against Oakland.