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Bills place Shaq Lawson, Jordan Matthews on IR

The Buffalo Bills Tuesday placed defensive end Shaq Lawson and wide receiver Jordan Matthews on their injured-reserve list, ending the season for both players.

Lawson suffered an ankle injury in Sunday’s 23-3 loss against the New England Patriots. Matthews had been dealing with a knee issue.

The Bills filled the spots on their 53-man roster by promoting defensive end Cap Capi and wide receiver Brandon Reilly from their practice squad.

Lawson had four sacks in 12 games during a mostly unspectacular second season since joining the Bills as a first-round draft pick from Clemson in 2016. He’s expected to be replaced by Eddie Yarbrough.

Matthews made minimal impact since joining the Bills as part of the August trade that sent cornerback Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles. Matthews, who underwent thumb surgery earlier in the season, caught only 25 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown.

The team also signed safety Dean Marlowe and punter Cory Carter to its practice squad.

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