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Moats out for the season

Posted Dec 17, 2012


The Bills have lost a handful of players to season-ending injuries this year. Unfortunately on Sunday Buffalo lost another in LB Arthur Moats.

Moats sustained an undisclosed ankle injury, but head coach Chan Gailey confirmed on Monday that the linebacker’s injury was season ending.

“Moats is out,” said Gailey. “He’s not going to make it back.”

He was injured on a kickoff coverage play for the Bills with under a minute remaining in the first quarter when he got caught at the bottom of the pile. Moats was carted off the field in the first half. His left ankle was placed in an immobilizer cast on the team’s return trip to Buffalo from Toronto.

The third-year player appeared in all 14 games, playing mostly on special teams where he posted six tackles. He also contributed 19 tackles on defense.

Gailey said they'll make a decision on whether or not to place Moats on injured reserve in the coming days. Moats has a year remaining on his original rookie contract with the Bills.

Easley out this week
Marcus Easley also left Sunday’s game after appearing on kick returns Sunday with an injury.

“Marcus has a hamstring, he’ll definitely be out this week and we’ll see if we can get him back for the last game or not,” said Gailey. “We’ll have to wait and see.”

Easley was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster back in Week 10 and has appeared in two games counting Sunday’s loss to Seattle.

Wood could practice Thursday
Starting center Eric Wood, out since Week 13 with a torn MCL could possibly suit up for Sunday’s game at Miami.

“He has a shot,” said Gailey. “He’s not going to practice Wednesday, but looks like he may try to get out there Thursday.”