Bills ink tight end Tyler Kroft to three-year deal

Kroft's deal with the Bills will reportedly earn him up to $21 million

Joe DiBiase
March 11, 2019 - 6:01 pm

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Free agent tight end Tyler Kroft has officially signed with the Buffalo Bills to a three-year contract, reportedly worth $21 million.

Kroft, 26, has spent the last four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals after being taken in the third round (85th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Rutgers. His most productive season came in 2017, when he started all 16 games with 42 catches for 404 yards and seven touchdowns. Kroft will be a big target for the Bills, coming in at 6' 6" and 240-pounds.

Kroft has spent plenty of time backing up starting tight end Tyler Eifert, which has led to many starts due to Eifert's injury problems. Last season, Kroft himself was injured, missing 11 games with a foot injury.

The Bills only had Jason Croom under contract to start the 2019 season, and the team may not be done adding at the tight end position.

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