Croom, who had been the only tight end under contract for the Bills entering the start of the new league year, will now have competition for the starting job after the team signed Tyler Kroft on Wednesday.

The Bills are compensating Kroft handsomely, but he doesn't have the pedigree to simply run away with the competition. Though Kroft had a 42-404-7 season in 2017 surrounded by three other seasons with very limited production, his arrival is nonetheless a severe hit to Croom's 2019 value. The Bills still like Croom's upside, as he's still learning the position after playing wideout during his college days at Tennessee. At best, Croom will be allowed to compete for the starting job, and there's some risk he could fall below No. 2 on the depth chart if the Bills invest an early round pick in another tight end during April's draft.

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