BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Veteran cornerback Terrence McGee has been placed on season-ending injured reserve and receiver Marcus Easley promoted to the active roster in a series of moves made by the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills, on Tuesday, also placed right tackle Erik Pears (hip/groin) on injured reserve and released rookie kicker John Potter.
McGee’s been slowed by a nagging left knee injury that hasn’t fully healed since he had surgery a year ago. His agent, Ron Raccuia, said McGee will likely require a second operation.
Easley, selected by Buffalo in the fourth round of the 200 draft, opened the season on the Bills’ practice squad. He’s 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.
Dolphins set up nicely
DAVIE, Fla. -- As the Miami Dolphins reach the midway point in their season, they’ve also arrived at a crossroads.
The Dolphins (4-4) began preparing Monday for two games in five days. With a sweep -- and they’ll likely be favored in both games -- Miami will remain part of the AFC playoff race. Anything less, and the franchise turnaround led by new coach Joe Philbin could stall.
The Dolphins play host Sunday to Tennessee (3-5), then make their 2012 prime-time debut the following Thursday at Buffalo (3-5).
The Dolphins missed a chance to tie for the AFC East lead when they lost 23-20 Sunday at Indianapolis to snap a three-game winning streak. It was Miami’s third three-point defeat, with the previous two coming in overtime.
Jets focused on Seattle
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- As the New York Jets gathered for their first day of work in a week, they insisted their focus was on football, on their next opponent, the Seattle Seahawks.
Even players such as Nick Mangold, who didn’t have power in his New Jersey home, said there would be tunnel vision for everyone on the roster. Coach Rex Ryan and his staff are insisting on it.
Mangold agreed that the Jets (3-5), coming off two straight losses, will "put all our efforts into Seattle."
No, they haven’t, particularly in ugly home losses to San Francisco and Miami. Ryan gave them the entire bye week off in great part because of the hurricane, but maybe he wanted them to get away from the game, recoup and come back with a new sense of purpose.