Tyler Kroft leaves Bills practice with ankle injury

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Bills tight end Tyler Kroft missed the first two games of the season with a foot injury, but it looked like he was on his way back into the lineup when he was a full participant in practice on Wednesday.

Kroft’s progress came sceeching to a halt on Thursday, however. Head coach Sean McDermott said after the session that Kroft injured his ankle before practice was over and is undergoing further evaluation.

A mid-week injury usually isn’t a good sign for a player’s chances of playing, so Kroft may be on track to miss Sunday’s game against his former team. The Bengals probably won’t be too surprised to learn that Kroft as he missed 13 games over four seasons with the team.

Eleven of those games came last year when he broke the foot that he broke again during OTAs this spring. Lee Smith, Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney have served as Buffalo’s tight ends so far this season.

Running back Devin Singletary (hamstring) and cornerback Taron Johnson (hamstring) missed practice for the second straight day. Running back Frank Gore took a rest day, but is expected to play against Cincinnati.

15 responses to “Tyler Kroft leaves Bills practice with ankle injury

  1. so this is the first thing I think.. is this kid that good? Is he that good that he can sign, break foot, not play, make team, get hurt.. still be on team? Someone help me here

  2. Unfortunately the Kroft project should be deemed a failure and the Bills need to move on.

    Knox has not lived up to his draft position yet, with many drops and penalties… His only positive note has been the occasional good block. He needs more time.

    Sweeney has been the better draft selection and has outplayed his 7th round position. The Bills need to put him on the field more.

    Smith has done what he was brought in to do… no more … no less.

  3. Kroft was always a ??? to me. Even healthy jis production in Cincy was poor. The knock on him was he was injury prone. Well, guess what.

  4. idoubtiwillbother says:
    September 19, 2019 at 7:51 pm
    I had the over/under at Week 4. They paid this guy 20M.

    Is he really making that much? Eeks. Still, Beane’s done so much more good than bad.

    Having said that, I always thought this was a boring pickup. So it’s not a big loss.
    Still hoping Tyler proves me wrong, though.

  5. I had the over/under at Week 4. They paid this guy 20M.


    Wrong. It’s an $8.1 million contract with a 2nd and 3rd year option held by the Bills.

  6. Wrong. On March 13, 2019, Kroft signed a three-year $18.75 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.

    They may well part ways with him at the end of the year if he doesn’t start showing some significant production, but other than a roster spot, there’s little to gain by parting with him now.

  7. Wrong. On March 13, 2019, Kroft signed a three-year $18.75 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.

    Wrong. $6.6mio this year, 1.6 in dead cap which is 800k bonus in 2020 and 800k in 2021. Why does no one understand the cap. If he’s cut, he’s not paid in 2020 or 2021, so the 18.75 mio is null and void if we cut him prior to Mar 2020. We pay him $6.6 this year and eat $1.6 in dead cap. end of story. Move on, he’s glass. Draft or sign a TE next year.

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