Buffalo Bills place tight end Clay, cornerback Brooks on IR

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills starting tight end Charles Clay and backup cornerback Ron Brooks will miss the team's season finale against the New York Jets on Sunday after being placed on the reserved-injured list.

Clay missed the previous two games after hurting his back in a 23-20 loss at Philadelphia. Brooks hurt his neck in a 16-6 win against Dallas on Sunday.

The injuries further deplete a team that's missing numerous starters on both sides of the ball. Buffalo is particularly short of defensive backs with Stephon Gilmore already on the reserve-injured list because of a separated shoulder, and Ronald Darby's status uncertain because of a groin injury.

The Bills (7-8) are out of playoff contention but have an opportunity to spoil the Jets' chances of qualifying.


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