Sep 23, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive back Bryan Scott (43) and free safety Jairus Byrd (31) celebrate an interception by Scott during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Bills Sign Scott, Tender Dickerson


The Bills have announced that they have re-signed Bryan Scott and tendered tight end Dorin Dickerson. Scott has been a member of the Bills since 2007, while Dickerson signed with the Bills this off-season.  Dickerson was announced via the website, while Scott tweeted out his newly signed contract to his followers.

Here is the press release for the tendering of Dickerson.

The Bills went through the process of retaining their rights to tight end Dorin Dickerson Wednesday by tendering the exclusive rights free agent. Buffalo had until Tuesday March 12th to do so.

Though Dickerson appeared in 11 games with Buffalo in 2012 and caught nine passes for 117 yards he was used sparingly on offense by the previous coaching staff. It will be interesting to see how Dickerson is used in Buffalo’s new offensive system under coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.

Knowing Buffalo’s new offense will be well rooted in West Coast principles, there could be a bigger role for Dickerson as an H-back or move tight end in the Bills new system.

As an exclusive rights free agent once tendered by the club, signing is essentially a formality as Dickerson can only sign with Buffalo.

The 6-1, 226-pound Pittsburgh product signed with the Bills as a free agent last May and originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round (227th overall) draft choice of Houston.

Dickerson will turn 25-years old at the end of the month.

Here is the tweet from Bryan Scott.

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