Bills Placing Rookie WR Marquez Stevenson On IR, Re-Signing LS Reid Ferguson

Bills GM Brandon Beane told reporters the plan is to put sixth-round WR Marquez Stevenson on injured reserve and re-sign veteran LS Reid Ferguson, per Joe Buscaglia.

Reid Ferguson

Stevenson will be eligible to return from IR after the first three weeks of the season. 

Ferguson, 27, wound up signing on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of LSU back in 2016. He was waived at the start of the regular season and later re-signed to the team’s practice squad.

Buffalo brought Ferguson back on a futures contract the following year and he was in line to be an exclusive rights free agent in 2019 when the Bills signed him to a three-year deal.

He was entering the final year of his contract in 2021 when the Bills signed him to another three-year extension. 

In 2020, Ferguson appeared in all 16 games for the Bills.

Stevenson, 23, was drafted by the Bills in the sixth round out of Houston in the 2021 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year deal worth $3.65 million with a $172,540 signing bonus. 

During his four-year college career, Stevenson recorded 147 receptions for 2,269 yards (15.4 YPC) and 22 touchdowns. He also rushed 26 times for 231 yards and two touchdowns in 32 games. 

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