Tonawanda News — Gailey confirmed the Bills placed tight end Mike Caussin on season-ending injured reserve because the player's surgically repaired right knee has not yet fully healed. The Bills had until Monday to determine whether to activate Caussin, who opened the season on the unable-to-perform/reserve list.
The second-year player accepted the team's decision, saying his knee was not yet strong enough to handle the extra workload of practice over the past three weeks.
"It was a little too much, too quick," Caussin said. "It's the best thing for me, really. It gives me a chance to get back, get healthy and perform better for this team."
Caussin had surgery in late January after tearing two ligaments in a 40-14 win over Denver on Dec. 24.
"He never got appreciably better," Gailey said. "He told me in his own words he was 75-80 percent, and that's not good enough. We weren't going to release him, so we just put him on IR."