Oct 18, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox (88) leaves the field after warmups before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bills TE Dawson Knox (hand) out at least 3 weeks

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox is expected to be sidelined approximately three weeks with a broken hand, NFL Network reported Saturday.

Knox underwent surgery this week after sustaining a broken bone in his hand during Monday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans. Despite the injury, Knox threw a successful pass on a two-point conversion.

The Bills are on their bye in Week 7, thereby potentially limiting Knox’s expected playing-time absence to just two games.

Knox, 24, caught three passes for 25 yards in the 34-31 loss to the Titans. He has 21 receptions for 286 yards and a career-high five touchdowns in six games this season.

Overall, the third-year pro has 73 catches for 962 yards and 10 TDs. He was taken in the third round out of Ole Miss by the Bills in the 2019 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Oct 18, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox (88) leaves the field after warmups before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bills TE Dawson Knox broke hand against Titans

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox suffered a broken bone in his hand during Monday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans but still threw a successful pass on a 2-point conversion with the injury.

It’s unclear if Knox will miss any time but with a bye upcoming in Week 7, the Bills are hopeful it’ll be minimal, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Dawson caught three passes for 25 yards during the game, but it was his toss to quarterback Josh Allen late in the third quarter on a trick 2-point conversion play that earned him praise. Knox had injured the hand earlier in the game, prompting Allen to change out of the play, only to be rebuffed by Knox.

“That’s why we love him,” Allen said of Knox.

Knox’s pass was more of a shotput to Allen but it gave the Bills a 31-24 lead heading into the fourth quarter. They would be held scoreless in the fourth, however, losing 34-31 to the Titans. It’s unclear when, exactly, Knox broke his hand.

Knox already has a career-high in touchdown receptions with five through six games (five starts). He has 21 catches for 286 yards.

Overall, the third-year pro has 73 catches for 962 yards and 10 TDs. He was taken in the third round out of Ole Miss by the Bills in the 2019 draft.

The Bills (4-2) host the Miami Dolphins (1-5) in Week 8.

–Field Level Media

Dec 21, 2019; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox (88) catches a pass against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Bills TE Knox tests positive for COVID-19

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday.

Three other Bills players — tight ends Lee Smith and Tommy Sweeny, along with practice squad tight end Nate Becker — also were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list because they were deemed to be in close contact with Knox.

As of Saturday afternoon, the Bills’ road game against the New York Jets remained on schedule for Sunday. The team elevated four players from its practice squad: wide receiver Duke Williams, offensive lineman Jordan Devey, linebacker Andre Smith and cornerback Dane Jackson.

Another Buffalo tight end, Tyler Kroft, missed the potential outbreak because he was with his wife, who was in labor for more than 24 hours before giving birth to a baby girl Friday morning. Kroft attended practice Friday but did not go to the meetings where the virus might have potentially spread.

Knox, 23, has six catches for 93 yards in four games this season. The former third-round draft pick had 28 catches for 388 yards and two touchdowns for the Bills in his rookie season of 2019.

–Field Level Media

Oct 5, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) is tackled by New England Patriots defensive back J.C. Jackson (27) during the third quarter of a NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs rule out WR Watkins vs. Bills; put G Osemele on IR

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins and left guard Kelechi Osemele have been ruled out for Monday’s game against the host Buffalo Bills.

Watkins, 27, is nursing a hamstring injury while Osemele tore tendons in both knees during Sunday’s 40-32 loss against the Las Vegas Raiders. Osemele was placed on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.

In five games this season, Watkins has 21 catches for 222 yards and two touchdowns. He has eight receiving scores in two-plus seasons with the Chiefs and 33 career receiving touchdowns in 81 games with the Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Bills.

Osemele, 31, started all five games this season and has made 101 career starts in nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the then-Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Kansas City.

Mike Remmers, a veteran who made 14 starts for the New York Giants last season, replaced Osemele in last week’s game versus the Raiders.

Offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz (back) is questionable for Monday’s game for the Chiefs (4-1).

Buffalo ruled out tight end Dawson Knox, who is nursing a calf injury. Knox, 23, has six receptions for 93 yards in four games this season.

Cornerback Tre’Davious White (back), linebacker Matt Milano (pectoral), wide receiver John Brown (knee) and guard Quinton Spain (foot) are listed as questionable for the Bills (4-1).

–Field Level Media