BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Veteran cornerback Terrence McGee was placed on season-ending injured reserve and receiver Marcus Easley was promoted to the active roster in a series of moves made by the Buffalo Bills.
McGee, 32, has been slowed by a nagging left knee injury that hasn't fully healed since he had surgery a year ago. Prior to 2012, the defensive back had missed 22 games over the past three seasons with various injuries.
In March, he renegotiated his contract with the Bills, reducing his $4.2 million in total compensation to $1.95 million and spurring rumors that his career could be near an end.
His agent, Ron Raccuia, said McGee will likely require a second operation.
Easley, selected by Buffalo in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, opened the season on the Bills' practice squad. He missed the previous two seasons due to a knee injury and a heart condition.
The moves come as Buffalo prepares to play at New England on Sunday.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press