Former Vols TE Jason Croom In Danger Of Being Cut By Bills

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 17: Tight end Jason Croom
KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 17: Tight end Jason Croom /

Former Tennessee Vols tight end Jason Croom is hoping to make the Buffalo Bills’ 53-man roster.

At one point during training camp, former Tennessee Vols tight end Jason Croom was receiving first team reps with the Buffalo Bills’ first team offense.

But as of right now, Croom’s spot on the Bills’ roster doesn’t exactly seem “safe”.

Charles Clay is the undisputed starter at tight end for the Bills, and during pre-season action we’ve seen Logan Thomas and Nick O’Leary be more involved with Buffalo’s offense.

One Bills beat writer has Croom off the 53-man roster. According to Ryan Talbot, Buffalo will keep only three tight ends in 2017.

Even if Buffalo keeps four tight ends (which isn’t likely), Croom’s roster spot could still be in jeopardy.

Croom injured his ankle in the Bills’ pre-season game against the Eagles last week.

Buffalo doesn’t really have anything invested in Croom, which means if he’s on the roster bubble and he’s not going to be healthy to start the season, there’s no way he makes the team.

If Croom’s injury isn’t that serious, and he can’t pass Logan Thomas on the depth chart, then there’s always the chance the Bills will keep him on the practice squad.

In fact, if Croom is healthy, then I would fully expect this to be the move for the Bills. Croom is likely the “next man up” if something happens to one of the three tight ends currently ahead of him. Buffalo hasn’t shown much interest in going outside of the organization for tight end help this off-season.

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Croom still has two pre-season games to prove he belongs on the Bills’ 53-man roster, but as of right now it doesn’t look like he’ll be on the sidelines in week one.