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WR Jones, LB Moats placed on reserve, Bills shuffle roster

Posted Dec 18, 2012


With two regular season games to play, the Bills made some room on their roster, placing injured players on reserve Tuesday. Buffalo moved WR Donald Jones to Non-Football/Illness and LB Arthur Moats to Injured Reserve.

Jones had been dealing with a recurring calf injury that kept him out of two of the last three games. The injury resurfaced last Friday and kept him out of the Seattle game last Sunday.

“It’s been bothering him off and on,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “It shows up and doesn’t show up.” Gailey may provide insight into Jones' latest ailment later in the week.

Buffalo’s athletic training staff likely thought with the playoffs no longer in reach that it was best to shut the receiver down for the rest of 2012. Jones finishes the season with a career-high 41 catches for 443 yards and four touchdowns.

Moats, who sustained an undisclosed ankle injury in the Seattle game on kickoff coverage, had already been ruled out for the rest of the season by Gailey on Monday. So the linebacker’s move to injured reserve sounded inevitable.

Bills promote WR Hogan, LB Lloyd
To fill the two vacancies on the roster left behind by Jones and Moats, Buffalo elevated WR Chris Hogan and LB Greg Lloyd from its practice squad Tuesday.

Hogan (6’1” 220) is a first-year player out of Monmouth. He has been on Buffalo’s practice squad since Nov. 6th. He replaced Marcus Easley on the Bills practice squad last month when Easley was promoted to the 53-man roster.

Lloyd (6’1” 247) is a first-year player out of UConn. Buffalo signed him to its practice squad back on Nov. 21st.