Bills Sign DL Jarron Gilbert

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills signed defensive lineman Jarron Gilbert on Saturday.

Gilbert has been on the New York Jets practice squad the past two seasons. He appeared in one game with the Jets in 2010, playing against Buffalo in the season finale.

Gilbert was Chicago’s third round pick out of San Jose State in 2009, and appeared in four games as a rookie with the Bears before being released before the 2010 season.

To make room for Gilbert, the Bills released linebacker Antonio Coleman.

Buffalo (5-8) hosts Miami (4-9) Sunday.

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Bills Place WR Easley on IR

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills placed receiver Marcus Easley on injured reserve on Tuesday for the second straight year.

Easley missed Buffalo’s season-opening win at Kansas City with what the team said was an illness.

Easley, a 2010 fourth-round pick from UConn, missed his entire rookie season because of a knee injury. He had a strong preseason this year. Against Jacksonville, he had five catches and a touchdown.

Coach Chan Gailey on Monday said he’d rather have Easley disclose the ailment. Easley left Friday’s practice early.

To replace Easley, the team re-signed free-agent receiver Ruvell Martin, who was cut by the Bills Sept. 6.

The Bills also released quarterback Levi Brown from their practice squad, and signed cornerback Terrence Wheatley to the practice squad. Wheatley was New England’s second-round pick in 2008.

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Bills DE Edwards Placed on IR

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. starting defensive end Dwan Edwards is done for the season after being placed on injured reserve Thursday because of a hamstring injury.

Edwards signed with the Bills this past offseason as a free agent, and had started all 11 games. He was injured in Sunday’s overtime loss to the .

Edwards finishes the year tied for fourth on the team with 59 tackles.

The Bills also signed tight end Mike Caussin Thursday. He spent the first 12 weeks of the season on Jacksonville’s practice squad.

Buffalo now has four tight ends on its roster, but tight end Shawn Nelson has been sidelined since last week because of migraines.

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