Fisher said he is down to 268 pounds and is aiming for the low 260s as he transitions to tight end, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.
With Fisher making the switch from tackle to tight end, a position he said he is much more passionate about playing, he has had to go from over 300 pounds to 260. He has made remarkable progress of the last few months and appears to be close to his goal weight a couple months out of training camp.
Fisher is signing a one-year contract with the Bills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Fisher is transitioning to tight end this offseason after making 12 starts at offensive tackle in four years with the Bengals. He had impressive marks for speed and agility at the 2015 combine, including a 5.01 40-yard dash and 7.25 three-cone drill at 6-foot-6, 306 pounds. Fisher is already down to 285 pounds and presumably will lose more weight before he competes for a roster spot during training camp. He'll presumably serve as a blocking specialist rather than a receiving threat, though he might eventually develop into the latter if the position change sticks.
Fisher is working out for the Redskins on Thursday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Washington is presumably looking to see where Fisher is at in his transition from offensive tackle to tight end. Down to 285 pounds, the 2015 second-rounder is reportedly and understandably working on improving his routes and hands. It's probably safe to say he's at a good place from a blocking standpoint.
Fisher (back) has been running routes with current NFL quarterbacks in California this offseason in an effort to transition to the tight end position, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
A second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Fisher has largely been a disappointment at tackle as injuries have ultimately ended two of his last three seasons early. The last thing the Bengals need is yet another injury-prone tight end, but Fisher could at the very least make for an intriguing blocking-first option given his immense athleticism (5.01 40-yard dash and 11.58 agility score at 306 pounds). Evidently down to 285 pounds, the Bengals might as well consider the prospect of moving their tackle to tight end given Tyler Eifert (ankle), Tyler Kroft (foot) and C.J. Uzomah are all unrestricted free agents entering the 2019 offseason. It's worth pointing out Fisher is also an unrestricted free agent, but the 25-year-old would likely be less expensive than any of the trio mentioned above given the potential positional change and less than stellar resume to date.
Fisher (back) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Fisher suffered a back injury during a Week 12 loss to the Browns, the severity of which was evidently enough to send him to injured reserve. The 2015 second-round pick will remain on IR for the rest of the regular season, and set his sights on recovering in time for a 2019 return. Veteran offensive lineman Andre Smith takes Fisher's place on the 53-man roster.
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