Jordan Matthews, Shaq Lawson head to injured reserve

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The Bills have shut down a pair of players with four games left in the regular season.

The Bills announced that they have placed wide receiver Jordan Matthews and defensive end Shaq Lawson on injured reserve.

Matthews came to the team in an August trade with the Eagles and suffered a chest injury in his first practice with the team. He recovered in time for the start of the regular season, but missed time with a thumb injury and has had knee problems recently. He played in 10 games and caught 25 passes for 282 yards in what is the final year of his current contract.

Lawson, a 2016 first-round pick, has an ankle injury. He started 10 of the 11 games he played this season and had his fourth sack of the year against the Patriots last Sunday.

Defensive end Cap Capi and wide receiver Brandon Reilly were summoned from the practice squad to round out the 53-man roster.

6 responses to “Jordan Matthews, Shaq Lawson head to injured reserve

  1. Shaq Lawson is another 1st rd bust. That was a Rex Ryan selection, too. He was the one pulling the strings with the Jets as well. Don’t let him fool you. He is a very poor talent evaluator, mainly because he doesn’t believe in a humble prospect with good football IQ who can be coached up.

  2. Is there a Defensive Play that could be promoted from the Practice Squad who is capable of 1.5 sacks and an interception? Oh wait, he is on the Patriots now.

  3. zor9999 says:
    December 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm
    Is there a Defensive Play that could be promoted from the Practice Squad who is capable of 1.5 sacks and an interception? Oh wait, he is on the Patriots now.

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    LOL! Those poor people in Buffalo. They’ve resorted to throwing Steely Dans on the field and watching BB poach players who they don’t even know, only to come to NE and look very good.

    NO wonder why Goodell aligns with other owners to cheat the Pats.

  4. Excited to see what Reilly can do… finally. We’ve been a disaster at WR and he seems to be a viable option so at least he can get a shot now.

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