Buffalo Bills: Report card from Week 7 against the New York Jets
The tight end position entered this game in a tough spot after Dawson Knox tested positive on Saturday and the team was forced to move Lee Smith, Tommy Sweeney, and Nate Becker to the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
This left only two available tight ends which were Tyler Kroft and undrafted rookie Reggie Gilliam. Kroft saw most of the work and finished with four receptions for 64 yards while Gilliam added one reception for 15 yards.
This is the second start for Kroft this year and he continues to answer when given more playing time. He should continue to see his role in this offense grow as the season progresses.
While Josh Allen was sacked twice in this game, this was probably one of the more complete performances for the offensive line this season when considering pass protection and run blocking.
The Bills entered this week with another different starting line with Ike Boettger getting the start in place of the injured Cody Ford. While Boettger won’t replace Ford in the lineup he showed he is more than capable to replace him, which is good news considering the team released Quinton Spain earlier this week.