Downingtown East Grad Begins Next Chapter of His NFL Career with the Buffalo Bills
After signing a three-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, Downingtown East High School graduate Tyler Kroft, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals, has a chance to step into the starting role at tight end, writes Jay Skurski for The Buffalo News.
The spot is vacant after Charles Clay was released by the team earlier in the offseason.
“Coming in, obviously, the opportunity is there,” said Kroft. “Last season got cut a little short, but I wanted to build off the year prior and continue to grow.”
Kroft had an excellent season with the Bengals in 2017, finishing with 42 catches for 404 yards and seven touchdowns. However, a broken bone in his foot sidelined him for most of the next season.
He expects to be 100 percent for training camp.
The Bills were not too concerned with his injury, targeting him early for a contract that could be worth up to $18.75 million.
“He stepped up and took hold of that opportunity,” said Bills coach Sean McDermott.
Read more about Tyler Kroft in The Buffalo News here.
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