After a Week 2 performance for the Buffalo Bills with 89 yards and a touchdown against the New York Jets, wide receiver Greg Salas was sidelined with a groin injury. After sitting out for a couple of weeks, the team put him on the injured reserve. On Friday, the Bills waived Salas with an injury settlement, making him a free agent.
As designated by the settlement rules, teams must wait three weeks before re-signing a player previously on the IR.
The Bills had high hopes for Salas this year, so there is a possibility he comes back should he be deemed healthy enough. Moving him off the roster seems to just be a logistical move for the time being, not a matter of not getting enough production from him considering their depleted roster.
On Tuesday, the Bills resorted to bringing Percy Harvin out of retirement to help fill their gaps in the receiving corps thanks to injuries to Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins. The bulk of the receiving load has fallen on the shoulders of Marquise Goodwin and Walt Powell the past couple of weeks, with the former putting together a 93-yard performance last week on four receptions.
But it remains to be seen how much the Bills thought of Salas’ similar Week 2 performance. That was his first performance over 50 yards since the 2014 season when he was with the Jets for two seasons. He also made an impact a rookie out of Hawaii for the then-St. Louis Rams, catching 27 passes for 264 yards in just six games in the 2011 season.