Predicting the Buffalo Bills depth chart on offense after free agency

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Tight End

Starter: Dawson Knox

Backups: O.J. Howard, Tommy Sweeney, Quinton Morris

Similar to running back and wide receiver, the tight end didn’t see many changes but was certainly notable with the addition of O.J. Howard. The former first round pick played four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and now joins the Buffalo Bills likely as the primary backup to Dawson Knox.

The move also should give offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey more flexibility in formations and challenge opposing defenses. With the Buffalo Bills now having Knox and Howard, it gives them the opportunity to run more two-tight end sets (12 personnel) than in year’s past.

The biggest question is with the addition of Howard what it means for Tommy Sweeney. Last year, Buffalo only had two tight ends on their 53-man roster and if that happens again, he could be looking for a new team for this upcoming season.