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Marcus Easley | Wide Receiver

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
College: Connecticut
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Marcus Easley had three catches for 46 yards Friday in the Bills' second preseason game.
Easley played with the first-team offense with Steve Johnson and T.J. Graham sidelined and helped set up both of the Bills' first-half scoring drives. Through two preseason games, he has 10 receptions for 140 yards. Easley is practice squad eligible, but could draw interest on waivers if he doesn't make the roster. Fri, Aug 16, 2013 09:20:00 PM

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Bills declared WR/KR Marcus Easley (hamstring) inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Easley was promoted from the practice squad in Week 10 but has appeared in just one game this season. The Bills have also ruled out DE Mark Anderson, QB Tarvaris Jackson, LB Chris White, OL Keith Williams, DL Jay Ross, and OL Chris Scott for Sunday's game. Anderson, out since Week 5, has a chance to return for the regular season finale.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 11:59:00 AM

Bills WR/KR Marcus Easley (hamstring) will not play in Week 16.

Easley went down on Sunday while making his second appearance of the season. He spent most of the year on the practice squad.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 08:13:00 AM

Coach Chan Gailey confirmed that WR Marcus Easley earned his promotion from the practice squad through steady improvement on the field.

"He's played extremely well on the scout team," coach Chan Gailey said. "He deserves an opportunity to come up and see what he might be able to do." Gailey did say, however, that Easley likely would not have been promoted if not for Stevie Johnson's thigh injury. Barring a setback for Johnson, Easley will be among the inactives this week.
Thu, Nov 8, 2012 04:45:00 PM

Bills promoted WR Marcus Easley from their practice squad.

Disappointing rookie kickoff specialist John Potter was waived in a corresponding move. Although he has the requisite size/speed package to emerge as a deep threat, Easley's development has been stalled by injuries the past two seasons. He was a major disappointment in training camp this summer. Easley will add depth with Stevie Johnson nursing a deep thigh bruise this week.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 05:05:00 PM

Bills waived WR Marcus Easley and LB Tank Carder.

A fourth-round pick in 2010, Easley missed his entire rookie year with a knee injury, and all of 2011 with a heart condition. He never rose above the fourth-string during the preseason. A fifth-round pick, Carder is a surprising cut, but will presumably be stashed on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 05:34:00 PM

Beat writer Mark Ludwiczak believes Marcus Easley needs "a major breakthrough performance to have any chance of sticking around."

Ludwiczak notes that Easley hasn't shown much "explosiveness" in his routes and "hasn't lived up to the hype" in training camp. Even if the Bills keep six receivers, Easley is behind Ruvell Martin and perhaps even Naaman Roosevelt in the battle for the final spot.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 06:32:00 PM

WGR 550 Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia believes WR Marcus Easley is in danger of getting cut by the Bills.

Easley was a fourth-teamer in Thursday night's preseason opener, which means he's buried on the depth chart in an offense that uses four- and five-receiver sets frequently. "He has not shown the consistency Chan Gailey has looked for," wrote Buscaglia, "and has been passed on the depth chart by both Derek Hagan and T.J. Graham." Easley may not even make it to final cuts.
Sun, Aug 12, 2012 08:24:00 PM

Marcus Easley ran with the fourth-stringers during Thursday's preseason opener.

The Bills ran a lot of four- and five-wide sets and rotated heavily. Still, Easley appeared to be behind Stevie Johnson, Donald Jones, T.J. Graham, and Derek Hagan. David Nelson didn't even play.
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 01:02:00 PM

Marcus Easley has been working in with the first-team offense early in Bills camp.

Although Donald Jones opened camp as the No. 2 receiver, Easley and Derek Hagan will get a chance to unseat him. Easley "stood out making some difficult acrobatic catches" in Sunday's practice. While Hagan's combination of experience and skills could lead to the most production opposite Stevie Johnson, Easley has the highest fantasy upside of the bunch.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 11:25:00 PM

BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown feels that, among the team's unit of wide receivers, Marcus Easley has the best physical skill set for the outside receiver role.

The Bills are a bit crowded at wide receiver, but as Rotoworld's Mike Clay recently pointed out, they led the NFL in both three and four-wide sets last season. Easley saw some work with the first-team in minicamp and is competing with Derek Hagan, Donald Jones, and T.J. Graham for the starting gig opposite Steve Johnson. He should be on your list of deep sleepers.
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 11:31:00 AM

Coach Chan Gailey indicated that WR Marcus Easley has shown no signs of limping or shortness of breath in his return from a 2011 heart ailment.

Outside of Stevie Johnson, Easley has the most physical ability of the Bills receivers. Gailey suggested, however, that the oft-injured 2010 fourth-rounder will have to "fight an uphill battle to get into the fray." Easley will likely begin training camp behind Donald Jones, David Nelson, and Derek Hagan on the depth chart.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 09:51:00 AM

Bills GM Buddy Nix confirmed the team is not planning to go after another receiver in free agency.

Marcus Easley has been medically cleared for OTAs, while David Nelson and Donald Jones are set to return behind Steve Johnson. Easley has potential to emerge as the Bills' No. 2 receiver this season, but has been setback by injuries in consecutive years.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 09:41:00 PM

Bills GM Buddy Nix plans to acquire a big-play receiver even if free agent Stevie Johnson is re-signed.

The Bills are intrigued by what little they've seen of 2010 fourth-rounder Marcus Easley, but "we don't know what we've got," said Nix. "... He's a really big, strong, guy, he's 225 pounds who can run. He ran a 4.40. He can run after the catch, we haven't had that much." Easley's heart condition has been "completely solved," but Nix doesn't want to enter the 2012 season with just Easley, David Nelson, and Donald Jones behind Johnson.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 02:56:00 PM

Bills WR Marcus Easley has been medically cleared to resume football activities after missing the 2011 season with a heart condition.

Chan Gailey was asked Wednesday whether Easley will play football again. "That's up to him," said Buffalo's head coach. "We're going to give him every opportunity but that's up to him. Every player gets an opportunity. What they do with that opportunity is totally up to them." Easley was a fourth-round pick in 2010.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 05:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1E.J. Manuel
2Jeff Tuel
3Jordan Palmer
RB1C.J. Spiller
2Fred Jackson
3Bryce Brown
4Anthony Dixon
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
3RB1Fred Jackson
2C.J. Spiller
FB1Frank Summers
2Evan Rodriguez
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Chris Hogan
4Naaman Roosevelt
WR21Mike Williams
2Robert Woods
3T.J. Graham
4Marcus Easley
WR31Robert Woods
TE1Scott Chandler
2Tony Moeaki
3Lee Smith
4Chris Gragg
5Dominique Jones
K1Dan Carpenter