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Bills TE Dawson Knox out a few weeks following surgery on broken hand


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1 minute ago, Ridgewaycynic2013 said:

Any complications?  Any screws loose?

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Nope.  Dr. recommended leaving them in.  It's been 20 years now with no issues.  When I had the surgery I was playing a lot of guitar

back then (finger board hand) and he told me no "physical therapy" could be better than that.  He had me playing the next week.

 

Side note:  My company manufactured the screws and my best friend was the lead man for the area that made those particular screws!

I told him they better work after the surgery and they did.  LOL.

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23 hours ago, BillsFanForever19 said:

That leaves us with just Tommy Sweeney for the time being. Hope he steps up. Wonder who comes up from the Practice Squad? Is it Quintin Morris or Kahale Warring? Warring is intriguing. He was taken the same year and same round as Dawson, but drafted higher. With us bringing him on our Squad post Training Camp - he was obviously someone Beane liked coming out. Wonder if he would have been taken instead of Dawson Knox if he were still on the board?

 

I really liked Morris' play at BGSU, he seems to replace the pass catching ability that we lose with Knox.  Warring is also intreaguing.  I also wonder if we see Gilliam lined up at TE?  

3 hours ago, Dablitzkrieg said:

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what is this from?  Is he really flipping someone off?  Who?  

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46 minutes ago, RyanC883 said:

 

I really liked Morris' play at BGSU, he seems to replace the pass catching ability that we lose with Knox.  Warring is also intreaguing.  I also wonder if we see Gilliam lined up at TE?  

 

what is this from?  Is he really flipping someone off?  Who?  

This is from when he threw the pass for the 2 pt conversion 

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9 minutes ago, machine gun kelly said:

I’m not concerned. The next somewhat competitive threat and I use loosely is the Colts and then Saints.  Knox will be fine and I hope McD does what he tends to do and better to keep him out one more week to make sure he is good down the stretch.

 

Enjoy the rest Knox.

He’s not easily replaced and they are thin at the position - they will need to adjust the offense but every team has injuries they need to overcome, coaches and depth players need to step up 

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12 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

He’s not easily replaced and they are thin at the position - they will need to adjust the offense but every team has injuries they need to overcome, coaches and depth players need to step up 

Yolo, I wouldn’t be surprised if they creatively use Gilliam as a RB, FB, or TE. He’s versatile and no opposing defense knows enough about him to predict how he will be used.

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Knox is the #3 TE on nfl.com this week.

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The breakout tight end of the year has arrived as the bronze medal winner! Knox has been excellent for Buffalo this season, leading all tight ends with five touchdown catches and currently ranking second in yards per reception (13.6). Knox's emergence hasn't come by coincidence, as coordinator Brian Daboll has been capitalizing on his versatility by aligning him in the slot. And Knox has produced, leading tight ends in yards per target (14.5) and yards per reception (20) from that spot. Those marks are the best for any tight end with a minimum of 10 slot targets in any season going back to 2018. Knox's athleticism was on full display on a touchdown run that ended up being wiped out by a holding call in Buffalo's loss to Tennessee on Monday Night Football, but it's clear the Bills haven't avoided utilizing him in a variety of scenarios to put points on the board. With only 27 targets, Knox is scoring nearly once every five receptions. That's some excellent efficiency from a guy most folks didn't know by name prior to 2021. He'll surely be missed for however long he's out with a broken hand.

nfl.com/top-10-tight-ends

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20 hours ago, LABILLBACKER said:

This is where I wish we had Hollister over Gilliam.

why can't the Bills line up Tommy Doyle (or one of the other o linemen) at TE?  Using an extra linemen should help out in the run blocking you would think.  You can also line him up on the side of the line where the better pass rushers are coming from for extra help.  

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Now is as good a time to have this happen as we could have planned for, here’s to a quick healing hand bone👍. Sweeney in theory will get more reps, he appears to have good hands and Josh didn’t have a problem throwing a TD pass to him last game, he’s a big boy and will fill in nicely, as they say, next man up,

 

Go Bills!!!

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27 minutes ago, Warcodered said:

I mean it makes a lot of sense since he knows the system, but at the same time what happens when Knox is back? Are we trading picks for a guy we'd cut when he comes back?

 

This.  If they thought Hollister was a better #2 TE than Sweeney they would have kept Hollister and cut or traded Sweeney.  It would be silly to make that decision in August and then spend a pick to get him back in Oct.

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8 hours ago, ColoradoBills said:

 

Nope.  Dr. recommended leaving them in.  It's been 20 years now with no issues.  When I had the surgery I was playing a lot of guitar

back then (finger board hand) and he told me no "physical therapy" could be better than that.  He had me playing the next week.

 

Side note:  My company manufactured the screws and my best friend was the lead man for the area that made those particular screws!

I told him they better work after the surgery and they did.  LOL.

What did you break.  I broke my thumb base of it twenty years ago.  They stuck 2 K wires in it for four weeks.  Had them sticking out of my hand.  At end of 4 weeks they unscrewed them... weird feeling still remember.  Every once in a while when the weather changes I get and ache like now... but no strength lost.

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2 hours ago, Warcodered said:

I mean it makes a lot of sense since he knows the system, but at the same time what happens when Knox is back? Are we trading picks for a guy we'd cut when he comes back?


Agreed. I think what they are going to do is use Gilliam when they need to as the second TE, but probably run a lot more 4 WR sets. I, for one, am Looking forward to seeing Gabe Davis get some more Snaps while Knox is out. 

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