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Bills awarded waiver claim for CB McRae; release WR Clay

Posted Oct 23, 2017

The Bills wasted no time addressing their short-handed cornerback position making a waiver claim on Monday.

With cornerback E.J. Gaines suffering a hamstring injury Sunday, and just three healthy cornerbacks on the roster, Buffalo made a roster move on Monday as they were awarded the waiver claim for CB Tony McRae.

McRae (5-10, 185) was just waived by the Baltimore Ravens where he appeared in the first five games of his NFL career this season, mainly on special teams.

Originally an undrafted rookie signing of the Oakland Raiders in 2016, McRae was with the Cincinnati Bengals for his first training camp that summer. He then spent the 2016 season on the Bengals practice squad.

He spent the entire 2017 offseason with Cincinnati, but when he did not make the Bengals 53-man roster he was signed by Baltimore to their practice squad.

McRae, 24, was promoted to the Ravens active roster in Week 2 and has appeared in the team’s last five games.

The cornerback played four seasons at North Carolina A&T and was a first-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference selection as a senior.  

To make room on the roster for McRae, the Bills released WR Kaelin Clay.

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