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Three Bills rookies among handful placed on injury lists

Reggie Ragland, Shaq Lawson, and Kolby Listenbee will all see their rookie seasons shortened, if not lost altogether.

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The deadline for teams to drop their rosters down to 75 players has passed, and the Bills did that with a number of transactions.

While the cuts are generating the most attention, there are quite a few players who were removed from the active roster due to injuries. Many of them aren't very surprising, largely because we've known about them for a while, but it's still worth noting when they'll be eligible to return.

In all, seven players were tabbed with injury designations. Reggie Ragland received the most serious, officially being placed on injured reserve due to a torn ACL. While players are no longer required to be designated to return, Ragland's season is certainly over before it began.

First-rounder Shaq Lawson is headed to the reserve/PUP (physically unable to perform) list, joined by veteran wideout/special teams ace Marcus Easley. Both players will be required to sit until at least Week 7, at which point they can be re-evaluated and activated if possible. If they're not activated by Week 10, their seasons will come to an end as well.

Another rookie, receiver Kolby Listenbee, was sent to the reserve/NFI (non-football injury) list. The sixth-rounder is subject to the same time frame as Lawson and Easley, but received a different designation because his injury didn't occur in conjunction with the Bills.

Three more players were tabbed as waived-injured: tight end Chris Gragg, cornerback Jonathan Dowling, and offensive tackle Justin Renfrow. Those players have to be exposed to waivers, but can be placed on injured reserve once they clear.