Chris Hairston was supposed to challenge Erik Pears for the starting right tackle job in Buffalo Bills training camp. Instead his 2013 season is over before it began. He was placed on the Reserve/Non-football Injury list today.
Hairston was initially placed on Injured Reserve last December and expected to have offseason surgery to correct a leg problem. While Doug Marrone hoped to have him back in time for the 2013 season, that is no longer an option. The Bills could have kept Hairston on the PUP list through the remainder of the preseason and six weeks into the regular season, but the team apparently did not see enough progress to continue down that path. The former fourth-round pick spent most of training camp walking laps around the practice field and riding the stationary bike.
The Bills also announced they have released offensive lineman Keith Williams from Injured Reserve with an injury settlement. These moves didn't help the Bills get to the 75-man roster limit, as neither counted towards the active roster, but took place on the day after the team released five players.