Bills TE Kroft breaks foot on first day of OTAs

Field Level Media

May 21, 2019 at 4:23 pm.

Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft suffered a broken right foot Monday on the first day of offseason training activities and will require surgery.

Head coach Sean McDermott confirmed the injury Tuesday. The expected recovery time is 3-4 months and Kroft could miss the start of the regular season, NFL Media reported.

Kroft, 26, was expected to start for Buffalo this season after signing a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March.

Kroft’s 2018 campaign ended with a similar injury. He was placed on injured reserve in November after having surgery to repair his fractured right foot.

A third-round pick of the Bengals in 2015, Kroft played in 51 games over four seasons with the Bengals and caught 67 passes for 661 yards and eight touchdowns.

Four other offseason acquisitions are also on the sidelines at OTAs.

Wide receiver Cole Beasley and center Mitch Morse are recovering from recent core muscle surgeries, while 36-year-old running back Frank Gore is out with foot and ankle injuries and running back T.J. Yeldon is dealing with a groin injury.