ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Chris Hairston has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season with a bone injury in his right ankle.
``It's a situation where he's going to probably need surgery,'' Bills coach Chan Gailey said. ``They could've done something and maybe got him back for the last game, but it probably wouldn't have happened that way.''
Gailey will shuffle his line, and use rookie David Snow and also veteran Sam Young at times to replace Hairston, 23, a 6-foot-6, 330-pound right tackle out of Clemson.
The Bills have now made three roster moves this week to accommodate their injury woes. Defensive end Chris Kelsay was also put on injured reserve and linebacker Kirk Morrison was released. Hairston's move comes at a difficult time. Erik Pears, the team's top right tackle, has been out since Nov. 6, and is also lost for the season with a hip issue.
Buffalo signed Chris Scott off the Tennessee Titans' practice squad to the fill the roster vacancy. The 6-4, 360-pound tackle has also spent time on the practice squads of Green Bay and Tampa Bay after playing two seasons with the Steelers. He was selected by Pittsburgh in the fifth round of the 2010 draft.
Wide receiver Stevie Johnson worked through most of practice, but not at full speed, according to Gailey. At cornerback, Leodis McKelvin is almost back to full speed while Aaron Williams is improving, but is still not 100 percent.
The Bills (5-7) will take on St. Louis (5-6-1) on Sunday.
With Wrestlemania 36 underway this weekend, Maryland football coach Mike Locksley sat down on Instagram Live with former Terps defensive lineman and current WWE superstar Mojo Rawley to talk about his new career path.
Rawley's real name is Dean Muhtadi, and he played for the Terps in for two years as a Division III transfer. He finished third on team in sacks that season and despite going undrafted in 2009, found his way to an NFL camp with the Packers.
Muhtadi spent 2009 with Green Bay and 2010 with the Cardinals before suffering an injury that landed him on injured reserve. It was then where Muhtadi found a new career path thanks to two of his best friends.
"Dan Gronkowski and Chris Gronkowski played with me at Maryland, two of my closest friends," Rawley said on "Late Night With Locks". "Their dad was one of our coach's roommates in the WWE, so it seemed like a natural fit. We were watching together, and I kinda made a comment like, 'this would be awesome if I could be one of [the wrestlers]. Mr. Gronk made the call and the rest was history."
Rawley has been a WWE superstar and currently stands as Rob Gronkowski's hype man. The former Patriots tight end is WWE's most recent signee and is Wrestlemania 36's host.
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