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Bills TE Tyler Kroft Suffers Broken Foot

The Other Broken Tyler

There is something about those Cincinnati tight ends named Tyler that is constantly followed by the injury plague. For once, it’s not Tyler Eifert in the news. Instead, the former Bengals tight end and current Buffalo Bill Tyler Kroft suffered a major injury on the first day of scheduled workouts. Head coach Sean McDermott gave no timetable but did state Kroft had surgery earlier this week. With similar injuries, the recovery time is between three and four months and Kroft could end up missing the first quarter of the season. He could miss more time than average since this is the same foot he injured when he was a Bengal.

It is a major loss for the Bills as they lose their potential starter. It is a greater loss since every possible practice is valuable when you are building chemistry with your young quarterback. Kroft was the No.2 to Eifert for several years but stole the starter role last year when Eifert was injured. He had seven touchdowns and this led to him looking elsewhere for a starting position in free agency. His ability to make plays across the middle, in the red zone and as a quick dump-off made him worthy of a decent contract of three years.

Worst-Case

If it comes down to it and the injury is worse than expected, the Bills can move on from his three-year contract next year and suffer little cap casualty. On the other hand, there is a big drop in consistency behind Kroft currently and Josh Allen is in need of a stable playmaker at tight end.

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