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Bills tender tight end Dorin Dickerson

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The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday they have tendered an offer to exclusive rights free agent tight end Dorin Dickerson.

The Bills have until next Tuesday and the start of free agency to tender an offer. Dickerson appeared in 11 games for Buffalo last season and caught nine passes for 117 yards in limited duty.

Because Dickerson has less than three seasons in the league, he is considered an exclusive rights free agent. Exclusive rights free agents essentially become property of their current team if they are tendered a contract as they cannot negotiate with any other team. Players become restricted free agents after three accrued seasons and unrestricted free agents after four seasons in the league.

Dickerson tweeted the news that he would be back with the Bills next season.

“So glad to be a Buffalo Bill another year!! #blessed #billsmafia”

Dickerson was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Houston Texans and appeared in seven games his rookie season. He spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots in 2011 but was never on either team’s active roster before joining the Bills last year.

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11 Responses to “Bills tender tight end Dorin Dickerson”
  1. ghostfacenoah says: Mar 7, 2013 3:40 AM

    So his choice was to either sign with the Bills or not play in the NFL. Sounds like a tough decision lol.

  2. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Mar 7, 2013 6:13 AM

    Um, you lost me there. I followed the part that went “Bills tender tight end”, then it all went sideways.

    No, that’s not a butt joke, I just can’t for the life of me figure out who Dorin Dickerson is. I dunno, maybe the market for former 7th round, 3rd string TEs is exceptionally tight this year.

    Swear to god, I’m gonna get Buddy Nix to rewrite my Netflix que for me. Talk about educational. Some of those movies, the people in them forgot they were ever even made.

  3. EJ says: Mar 7, 2013 7:08 AM

    Good move. Dickerson was a good pick-up by Buddy Nix. Not Quite a TE, but more like a FB that lines up as a TE.

  4. wwwmattcom says: Mar 7, 2013 7:15 AM

    What is this? He is not a play maker. Not overwhelmingly large or athletic, is this a special team move? Has anything changed in Buffalo? New regime same philosophy? Looking forward to the D struggling to survive next to the O?

  5. BigBeachBall says: Mar 7, 2013 8:36 AM

    Someone in buffalos camp thought merriman was a good idea…. That should say it all about the half wits that run that franchise… Suckers

  6. pksullivanmha says: Mar 7, 2013 8:40 AM

    Who?????? Not Gronk. Need to get a good one in draft. @footballady52 🏈

  7. derfshambeaux says: Mar 7, 2013 8:52 AM

    Hail to Pitt!

  8. doriangray927 says: Mar 7, 2013 9:22 AM

    Paragraph 1: “The Bills have tendered an offer to Dorin Dickerson”

    Paragraph 2: “The Bills have until next Tuesday to tender an offer”

    Huh?

  9. butchd142 says: Mar 7, 2013 6:51 PM

    He looks like Tarzan and plays like Jane. Afraid to hit or be hit..seriouly look at film, got no heart

  10. applecool1981 says: Mar 9, 2013 6:45 AM

    Is he a great player; of course not. However as long as they don’t overspend on him, I don’t see how anyone can complain. He’s a decent young athlete who is in the mold of an H-Back TE. We might lose McIntre and who knows if Chandler will be healthy at all during the season but specifically at the start. It doesn’t hurt to have someone on the roster who is at a position that might end up being a need. Worse case scenario if a few better players at his position get signed or drafted, he gets released during cut days and doesn’t make the team.

  11. tomcous says: Mar 9, 2013 12:00 PM

    Anyone passionate enough about football or atleast the Bills knows this is low risk and decent sized reward. Guy has potential not yet realized. Fills several roles has decent size and is fast for his size.

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