The Bills made sure very early in the offseason to address one of their biggest needs: tight end.
They did so by signing Tyler Kroft to a three-year deal worth a little less than $19 million. His arrival along with the moves the Bills would make at wide receiver was supposed to help second-year quarterback Josh Allen blossom with some added talent and experience.
But when Kroft went down with a broken foot during spring practices, everything changed. What was a position of strength suddenly became a position of uncertainty. And if Kroft is to miss time or not be at full strength, it will be a position of weakness.
In our fourth in a series previewing each position on the Buffalo Bills before the July 25 start of training camp, Jay Skurski looked at the tight end position in depth.
Complicating matters in the "wide open" competition for depth chart placement: Returning tight end Jason Croom missed out on a chance this spring to make an impression while he battled a hamstring injury.
Mailbag: Vic Carucci took questions this week in the NFL mailbag. Readers asked him about how people around the league are talking about the Bills' revamped O-line, who on the coaching staff would make a likely head coaching candidate, whether Robert Foster can become a No. 1 receiver and much more.
In case you missed it: On Friday, we released our wide receiver preview. The Bills have talent there, and all signs are pointing to a big year from Zay Jones.
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