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Bills place Brooks on IR

The Buffalo Bills placed rookie cornerback Ron Brooks on injured reserve and signed wide receiver Ruvell Martin on Tuesday.

Brooks, who had foot surgery late last week, was given the new "designated for return" tag. Under the new guidelines, an NFL club can return one player on injured reserve to the active roster later in the season (at least 42 calendar days).

Brooks won't be eligible to return to practice with the team until Oct. 17th and can't be active for a game until Oct. 31st.

Martin caught seven passes for 82 yards in 14 games for the Bills last season. He has hauled in 72 passes for 1,088 yards and seven touchdowns in 68 career contests with Green Bay, St. Louis, Seattle and Buffalo.