Inside The Bills

Time runs out on TE Caussin

Posted by Chris Brown on November 19, 2012 – 4:33 pm

Bills TE Mike Caussin had been on Reserve PUP since training camp, but had been practicing with the team the past three weeks. Unfortunately he just couldn’t get back to 100 percent in the allotted time and now will be placed on season-ending injured reserve.

That according to head coach Chan Gailey.

“He practiced for three weeks and he never got appreciably better,” said Gailey. “He told me in his own words that he was 75-80 percent and that’s not good enough. We weren’t going to release him so we’re just going to put him on I-R.”

Buffalo’s head coach was disappointed for the young pass catching tight end.

“He played for us last year and had showed a little promise,” Gailey said. “It’s a shame all that happened for him the way it did. Hopefully he’ll get better and be able to play again.”

Under the Reserve PUP rules a player can begin practicing with the team again any time from the end of Week 6 to the end of Week 9. Once they start practicing it begins a 21-day period in which the player can practice without counting toward a roster spot. After the 21-day period though the team has to decide whether to add them to the active roster or place them on season-ending I-R. In this case I-R was the choice.

Caussin was coming off a season-ending ACL tear late last season.

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