Bills tight end Tyler Kroft breaks foot in OTAs, needs surgery

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Tyler Kroft‘s Bills debut did not go as planned.

According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, Bills coach Sean McDermott said tight end Tyler Kroft broke his foot in yesterday’s first OTA session.

He will need surgery to repair the damage. There was no word of timeline at this point.

That’s a tough break for a number of reasons, as he was part of a massive offensive overhaul and had a chance at a role with the Bills. The former Bengals tight end missed most of last year with a broken foot as well, but caught 42 passes and scored seven touchdowns in 2017.

McDermott also said wide receiver Cole Beasley and center Mitch Morse underwent recent core-muscle surgeries recently, so they aren’t practicing yet.

UPDATE 11:27 a.m. ET: Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Kroft’s timeframe for a return is three to four months, which pushes right up against the start of the regular season.

10 responses to “Bills tight end Tyler Kroft breaks foot in OTAs, needs surgery

  1. First off I wish him a speedy recovery he’s an underrated TE2 who was supposed to play a big role for the Bills this season.

    Not to sound too harsh but it’s a little concerning that Buffalo spent all this money on guys like Kroft who hasn’t been able to put together a full season in a while and the other guys like Beasley and Morse are getting surgeries after getting paid.

  2. WTH with Morse and Beasley, both are supposed to play big roles and they just disclose these core muscle surgeries! Now? Kraft obviously is not durable and needs to sit on IR , cmon, first day of non contact drills and you are gone for 3-4 months.

  3. *sigh*

    Sometimes that’s the risk of searching the “scratchy-denty” bin for talent…

  4. This sucks but it opens the door for somebody else. Somewhere Jason Croom is breathing a sigh of relief, and Dawson Knox has a big opportunity. Hopefully the rest of the team can stay healthy going forward.

  5. Cody. The bills don’t want Rudolph. For all I know they trade for him but his up and down effort don’t match what the coaches want around here. We’d have to do a sign and extend and we have enough cap room even if he’s a mistake but I don’t like his game. Enjoy your salary cap he’ll though. I hope you don’t need a FA signing in season.

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