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June 25, 2020 03:28 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Returning from hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom (hamstring) has been participating at informal workout with teammates in Florida, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

The 26-year-old didn't see game action in 2019 after suffering a hamstring injury in August, but he re-signed with Buffalo in March and has been cleared to resume activities in Florida while team facilities remain limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. Croom led the team's tight ends in catches (22) and receiving yards (259) in 2018, but he'll have to fight his way back into the rotation with Dawson Knox and Tyler Kroft above him on the depth chart.

March 14, 2020 11:04 AM
Bills' Jason Croom: Nets extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom (hamstring) re-signed with the Bills on a one-year deal Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Croom, who led the Bills in tight end receiving yards and catches in 2018, spent all of last year on injured reserve thanks to a nagging hamstring injury. With the emergence of rookie Dawson Knox and depth veterans such as Tyler Kroft and Lee Smith, it seems unlikely Croom will see any significant time on the field in 2020, should he make the team at all.

September 2, 2019 01:08 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom has been placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Croom could never get fully healthy this summer, and by the time he was even close, two rookies had passed him on the depth chart. This allows the Bills to keep him in the mix until next season, unless he pushes for an injury settlement with the team once healthy.

August 31, 2019 04:20 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Moving to IR?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bills plan on moving Croom to injured reserve with a hand injury Sunday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, per a source.

Croom was unlikely to make the team anyway, so the hand injury allows the team to stash him away yet still keep him in the mix, though the tight end could always seek an injury settlement with the Bills. Rapoport astutely mentions the maneuver will allow Buffalo to bring back veteran safety Kurt Coleman after the team cut him Saturday.

August 27, 2019 04:04 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: On track for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom (hamstring) expects to suit up during Thursday's preseason finale against the Vikings, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Croom has been sidelined throughout training camp due to a hamstring injury initially suffered in late May and now appears on track to make his preseason debut. He's working to carve out a depth role in Buffalo's crowded tight end room, which includes Tyler Kroft (foot), Dawson Knox, Lee Smith and Tommy Sweeney.

August 23, 2019 07:32 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Looking to play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom is in uniform and warming up prior to Friday's preseason matchup with the Lions, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

It was originally reported that Croom would sit out of Friday's contest, but now it seems that he'll attempt to return from the hamstring issue that plagued him since late May. The 25-year-old currently sits behind a handful of other tight ends on Buffalo's depth chart, including Dawson Knox, who is also looking to play Friday and finally overcome a hamstring issue.

August 23, 2019 06:44 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Expected out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom (hamstring) is slated to sit out Friday's preseason game against the Lions, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Croom continues to battle a hamstring issue as roster cuts begin to loom. However, considering he hauled in 22 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown last season and Tyler Kroft's status for the opener remains unclear, Croom may still be in decent shape to earn a 53-man roster spot, though he may need to show full health and finish up the preseason strong to cement that spot.

August 19, 2019 02:52 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Working during individual drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom (hamstring) took part in individual drills during practice Monday, Heather Prusak of WGRZ 2 reports.

Croom ran routes and did one-versus-one work as he continues on the comeback trail from the hamstring injury. The 25-year-old has been dealing with the hamstring issue since OTAs in June, but he appears to be nearing a return to full health.

August 16, 2019 07:00 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Still limited
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom (hamstring) put in a workout Friday, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Croom returned to practice in a limited fashion last Friday and has yet to return to full health. Tyler Kroft (broken foot) and Dawson Knox (hamstring) both remain sidelined, so Croom faces the opportunity to earn a roster spot if he's able to return to practice without limitations in the near future.

August 9, 2019 03:24 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom (hamstring) will return to practice on a limited basis Friday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Croom has been out since May, so this wasn't some mild hamstring issue. He has a lot of ground to make up, perhaps even to land a roster spot, after missing summer practices to this date, though he'll beat Tyler Kroft (broken foot) and Dawson Knox (hamstring) back to the field.

August 6, 2019 01:28 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Hamstring issue persists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom remains out with a hamstring injury with no firm timetable for a return, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Croom is probably on the roster bubble, and while a player can't force a return from something as problematic as a hamstring injury, he might have to show the Bills something before the the final cutdown takes place.

July 26, 2019 10:36 AM
Bills' Jason Croom: Hamstring injury persists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom is sitting out of Friday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Croom missed time earlier this summer due to a hamstring injury, which is really starting to cost him an opportunity for depth chart positioning in the wake of starter Tyler Kroft's broken foot. With rookie Dawson Knox working with the starters and a few other tight ends in camp, Croom's roster spot could be in jeopardy unless he gets healthy and starts to make his mark in training camp.

June 29, 2019 01:16 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Needs to get healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Although Croom's hamstring injury isn't expected to be a long-term concern, he's missed opportunities to establish himself in the pecking order following a foot injury to starter Tyler Kroft, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

At one point in February, Croom was the only tight end under contract. However, the team subsequently signed Kroft as the likely starter and also inked veteran blocking specialist Lee Smith. Then, the Bills drafted Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney in the third and seventh rounds, respectively, in last April's draft. Even coach Sean McDermott -- who sang Croom's praises during a 22/259/1 season in 2018 -- admitted some of those opportunities are starting to go to others. If the season started today, Knox might be the top pass-catching threat, but we'll see if Croom can get his health in order by the start of training camp in late July.

June 12, 2019 04:00 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: More missed practice time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom (hamstring) hasn't participated in minicamp practices yet this week, Joe Buscaglia of reports.

The Bills haven't indicated Croom's absence is anything serious. While missed practice time this time of year isn't normally a huge concern, Croom's role for Week 1 could go from anywhere to starting tight end -- projected No. 1 Tyler Kroft has a broken foot -- to not even making the team. With that in mind, Croom's participation and performance this summer is crucial toward his future.

June 4, 2019 01:52 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

The severity of Croom's injury is still unknown, but the tight end has not been able to take the practice field in a week. He should continue to be viewed as week-to-week until the team provides the next update on his status.

May 28, 2019 11:52 AM
Bills' Jason Croom: Nursing hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom did not participate in OTAs on Tuesday due to a hamstring injury, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

The severity or nature of Croom's injury are unknown, so it's unclear how long he will be sidelined for. Croom is currently fighting for a spot on the Bills' final roster after the team acquired several tight ends over the last couple of months, and with Tyler Kroft (foot) out at least three months, a window had opened for Croom to make his presence felt this summer.

May 22, 2019 01:08 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Important summer ahead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom's teammate Tyler Kroft broke his foot during Monday's OTA session and will be sidelined for 3-to-4 months following surgery.

Croom actually entered the offseason as the Bills' top tight end, though you could also say he was the only tight end under contract. Then the Bills beefed up their corps by signing Kroft and Lee Smith in free agency, while drafting Dawson Knox in the third round. That may have bumped Croom -- who finished 2018 with a 22/259/1 line -- all the way to fourth, though with Kroft's injury being significant, he'll have extra chances to stake his claim toward meaningful playing time, or at least a roster spot.

May 13, 2019 11:12 AM
Bills' Jason Croom: Looking at roster battle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Croom likely needs to battle for a roster spot this summer, Mike Rodak of reports.

Charles Clay signed with Arizona after he was released in February, but the Bills have since added Tyler Kroft, Lee Smith, Jake Fisher, third-round pick Dawson Knox and seventh-round pick Tommy Sweeney. Given the resources invested in each player, it's safe to assume the 53-man roster will include Kroft, Knox and probably Smith, potentially leaving the other three players to compete for a single spot. The 25-year-old Croom showed some potential as a pass catcher last season, bringing in 22 of 35 targets for 259 yards (7.4 YPT) and a touchdown in 15 games, including three starts late in the year. He went undrafted in 2017 and spent part of his rookie season on Buffalo's practice squad.

March 14, 2019 10:32 PM
Bills' Jason Croom: Competition looms
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 16, 2019 12:48 AM
Bills' Jason Croom: Status strengthened
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bills released Charles Clay on Friday, leaving Croom as the team's only tight end currently under contract.

Logan Thomas is a restricted free agent and could be brought back, while the Bills have a ton of cap room this offseason and a slew of draft picks to invest in tight end. While there will certainly be competition coming in, Croom -- who caught 22 balls on 35 targets for 259 yards and one touchdown in 2018 (15 games) -- is clearly going to get a chance to piggyback off a somewhat successful first pro season. While Croom has yet to wow, the upside is there as a former wide receiver still learning the ins and outs of the position.

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