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Buffalo Bills claim CB Tony McRae; release WR Kaelin Clay

The Bills made a roster move today.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills made two roster moves today, claiming cornerback Tony McRae off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens and releasing wide receiver Kaelin Clay. The move is a likely response to the injuries suffered by cornerback E.J. Gaines and safety Jordan Poyer.

McRae entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders in 2016 but spent training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was on and off the Bengals practice squad in 2016 and was released as part of their final cuts in 2017, landing on the Ravens practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on September 16th but cut this weekend when Baltimore needed a reserve offensive lineman. He has been active for five games but has no stats to show for it.

Clay was acquired in a trade for cornerback Kevon Seymour this past August. He had two punt returns for two yards and one catch for 28 yards in limited work. He was inactive this past Sunday.

Gaines and Poyer are both expected to be day-to-day and could miss Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Tre’Davious White, Shareece Wright, and Leonard Johnson were able to finish the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.