Nov 8, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown (15) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers (21) after making a catch in the fourth quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

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Bills place WR Brown, OL Ford on IR

The Buffalo Bills placed wide receiver John Brown (high-ankle sprain) and offensive lineman Cody Ford (knee/ankle) on injured reserve on Saturday.

Brown, 30, sustained the injury two weeks ago in a 32-30 loss against the Arizona Cardinals. He and his Bills teammates had a bye last week, but it was not enough time for him to recover from the sprain.

The Bills hope that Brown will miss only the minimum of three games, ESPN reported.

In eight games this season, Brown has 29 catches for 386 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His production is down from last season, when he had 72 catches for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns.

Ford started seven of eight games at guard in 2020. He sustained his injury in practice and will miss the rest of the season.

The Bills promoted Jake Kumerow from the practice squad to take Brown’s spot. Kumerow has appeared in two games with the Bills this season but has not recorded a catch. In 21 career games, 19 of which came with the Green Bay Packers, he has 20 catches for 322 yards and two touchdowns.

Also moving up from the practice squad was linebacker Darron Lee, who made his debut in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Buffalo hosts the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

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