Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft suffered a broken foot at organized team activities on Monday and will have to undergo surgery, according to Bills writer Vic Carucci. There is currently no timetable for Kroft.
The Bills signed Kroft to a three-year deal back in March, hoping he would provide a huge lift to an offense that desperately needs it.
Instead, the 26-year-old ended up succumbing to the same injury that he had this past year with the Cincinnati Bengals, which ultimately limited him to just five games in his final season with the club.
Kroft, who played his collegiate football at Rutgers University, was originally selected by the Bengals in the third round (85th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
He played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, logging 11 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown. He then posted similar numbers during his second season, catching 10 balls for 92 yards.
Then, in 2017, Kroft had a breakout year of sorts, hauling in 42 receptions for 404 yards and seven scores as Cincinnati's No. 1 tight end while Tyler Eifert missed most of the year with a back injury.
As a result, the Bengals had high hopes for Kroft going into 2018, but his season ended prematurely.
Buffalo is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which it won six games, one year after going 9-7 and making the playoffs for the first time since the 1999-00 season. In doing so, the Bills ended the longest postseason drought in football.
However, Buffalo still has not won a playoff game since the 1995 campaign.