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Rayner the latest to I-R

Posted by Chris Brown on December 28, 2011 – 10:29 am

With K Dave Rayner going on injured reserve the Bills now have 17 players on the season-ending injury list. That matches the total the Bills had in 2007 when Kevin Everett unfortunately highlighted a year in which the club was snake bit with serious injuries. Surprisingly, it’s not the high water mark for Buffalo’s I-R list over the past five seasons.

In 2009, Buffalo had 20 players on injured reserve by season’s end. This week Buffalo arguably could’ve placed Kraig Urbik and Demetrius Bell on injured reserve after both suffered serious injuries this past weekend, which would bring the total to 19 this season.

Football is a physical sport and injuries are a part of the game. It just seems that the Bills have not had much luck in recent years in avoiding the season-ending injuries. Over the past five seasons Buffalo has had an average of just over 15 players on injured reserve per season (15.4). Here’s the five-year rundown of I-R player totals.

2007 – 17 players on I-R
2008 – 10 players on I-R
2009 – 20 players on I-R
2010 – 13 players on I-R
2011 – 17 players on I-R

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