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Bills hadn't allowed Kirk Morrison to dress for one game this year.
In case you haven't been paying attention lately, the Bills have been making a number of transactions lately to compensate for a number of injuries. The area that has been hit the hardest has been along the offensive line and at cornerback.
Buffalo has placed starting tackle Chris Hairston on I.R. this past week. Hairston was starting for Erik Pears, who is also on I.R. The Bills have a total of five offensive linemen now that had to go to injured reserve.
Besides Hairston and Pears, you have C Colin Brown, G Chad Rinehart and T Zebrie Sanders. Eric Wood has a torn MCL, and he may wind up joining the other I.R. linemen soon.
The bottom line is that the Bills are forced to start David Snow and Sam Young today. Whenever you replace 40 percent of your offensive line in one week, you can expect a few things to go wrong. Today was the first NFL start for both Snow and Young, and that was a huge factor in the game.
At cornerback, Terrence McGee is the only player that went on I.R.. There are a number of corners that have been injured and forced to miss time such as Aaron Williams, Leodis McKelvin and Justin Rogers. These injuries forced the Bills to play rookies Stephon Gilmore, Ron Brooks and T.J. Heath last week against Jacksonville.
With respect to recent roster moves, here is the latest and greatest:
Gone from the active roster: Hairston and DE Chris Kelsay moved to I.R., LB Kirk Morrison released and safety Delano Howell was claimed off the practice squad by the Indianapolis Colts.
Added to the roster: CB Heath (Jacksonville State), OL Chris Scott (Tennessee), G Keith Williams (Nebraska) was promoted from practice squad. The Bills have recently added three players to the practice squad; DT Corbin Bryant (Northwestern), OL Adam Grant (Arizona) and OL J.B. Shugarts (Ohio State).
For the Bills inactives today against St. Louis: QB Tarvaris Jackson, CB Aaron Williams, CB T.J. Heath, C Eric Wood, OL Chris Scott, WR Marcus Easley and DE Mark Anderson.
St. Louis didn't dress WR Danny Amendola, which took away a key target from Sam Bradford.