The Buffalo Bills got some good news on Wednesday as tight end Tyler Kroft was a full participant, according to a report.
The Buffalo Bills will release their official injury report later this afternoon but Joe Buscaglia gave fans some good news when he tweeted that tight end Tyler Kroft will be a full participant.
This will be the first time this season that Kroft has been a full participant in practice since breaking his foot back in OTAs. This was the same foot that he broke last year, while with the Cincinnati Bengals, that ended his season.
The Bills signed Kroft to add some talent to the tight end position and he was expected to have a significant role in this offense. In his four years with the Bengals, he was mostly a backup to Tyler Eifert but did have a chance to start in 2017, a season he started every game. When he was given this opportunity he played well with 42 receptions, 404 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
Even though the Bills signed Kroft, this did not stop them from adding more talent and the team drafted Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney in the third and seventh round respectively. Both have been fairly quiet to start the year as Knox has two receptions on six targets for 19 yards while Sweeney has two receptions on three targets for 35 yards.
If Kroft is able to return on Sunday to face his former team, this will give Allen another weapon in this passing attack. The additions of John Brown and Cole Beasley have been a boost but a player like Kroft will give Allen a great target in the red zone.
The Buffalo Bills have been cautious with bringing Tyler Kroft back and even if he is a full participant all week this is not a guarantee he will play in Week 3. It would not be surprising if the coaching staff has next week’s game against the Patriots as the goal for the tight end to return.