Bills TE Tyler Kroft Suffers Broken Foot

Bills tight end Tyler Kroft suffered a broken foot during OTAs on Monday, coach Sean McDermott told reporters (Twitter link via Vic Carucci of SiriusXM). The Bills inked Kroft to a three-year deal in March with plans to use him as a starter right off of the bat. Kroft’s timeframe for recovery is 3-4 months, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears, which puts him right up against the start of the season and raises the possibility of beginning the season on the PUP list.

Kroft, 27 in October, injured the same foot early last year and wound up missing the rest of the season with the Bengals. The Bills are hoping he’ll bounce back quickly and provide production similar to his 42/404/7 line in 2017.

If Kroft misses time, the Bills will be left with a tight end group consisting of blocking specialist Lee Smith and rookies Moral Stephens and Tommy Sweeney. Meanwhile, veteran Jermaine Gresham stands as the best remaining free agent tight end.

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9 comments on “Bills TE Tyler Kroft Suffers Broken Foot

  1. billykent

    C’mon…No mention of Dawson Knox?!…How about due diligence in research before putting pen to paper!!!

  2. Dorothy_Mantooth

    You nailed in Billy! Dawson Knox should be the starting TE regardless of Kroft’s health. And the kid they got from BC (Sweeney) in the 7th Round is a heck of a player and could secure the #2 spot out of camp. Bills will be fine with or without him!

  3. mgrap84

    This guy has the most fragile body I’ve seen in the NFL in a while. Think its time he retires. It sucks because when he was able to stay on the field, he looked like he could be a Pro-bowl TE

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