Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox could be headed for injured reserve following wrist surgery.
The team plans to establish a timeframe for his potential return following the procedure. Head coach Sean McDemott said Tuesday the team would know more about Knox’s status in the coming days, but it’s possible he is headed toward injured reserve.
“I wish I could tell you, too early right now,” McDermott said.
Knox injured his wrist Week 5 in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. He was a limited participant in practice all week leading up to Week 6 but was cleared to play and caught three passes for 17 yards in the 14-9 win over the New York Giants.
First-round pick Dalton Kincaid will step into a more prominent role immediately, beginning Thursday night when the Bills (4-3) and quarterback Josh Allen host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-3). He had a team-high eight receptions for 75 yards last week against the New England Patriots.
“It’s good to see him getting going and getting a rapport with Josh,” McDermott said. “I think that can help us as we move forward.”
Kincaid is second on the team in receptions, catching 25 of the 27 passes intended for him.
Knox had one reception for 10 yards in Sunday’s loss at New England and has 15 catches for 102 yards and one touchdown through Buffalo’s first seven games this season.
–Field Level Media