Dawson Knox

Buffalo Bills
Tight End #9
Buffalo Bills
Tight End #9

Dawson Knox News

Questionable against Dolphins

Knox (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Knox logged limited practice sessions Thursday and Friday after missing practice Wednesday on the heels of Monday's blowout win over Tennessee. If Buffalo's top tight end were to sit out against Miami, Quintin Morris and Tommy Sweeney would be called upon to fill Knox's shoes.

Sep 23, 2022 12:03 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Knox (foot) returned to a limited practice Thursday, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Knox missed Wednesday's session, but the tight end's return to the field Thursday bodes well for his chances of playing Sunday against the Dolphins. Friday's final injury report seems destined to relay whether he approaches the contest officially listed as questionable, or minus a Week 3 injury designation.

Sep 22, 2022 12:48 PM EST

Dealing with foot injury

Knox was held out of Wednesday's practice with a foot injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Knox didn't appear limited in a 41-7 win over the Titans on Monday, finishing with five targets and 69 percent snap share in a game where he and other starters were pulled in the fourth quarter. However, he was seen at one point with the trainers looking at his while the defense was on the field. He'll have two more chances to practice before a Week 3 contest in Miami, with Tommy Sweeney and Quintin Morris the options to fill in as Buffalo's starting tight end if Knox doesn't end up playing.

Sep 21, 2022 12:39 PM EST

Sees more looks in Week 2

Knox caught four of five targets for 41 yards in Monday's 41-7 victory over the Titans.

Analysis: Knox was more involved in Buffalo's gameplan in Week 2, garnering three more targets than the week before, including a couple looks in the red zone. The fourth year tight end figures to get more involved in the Bills' offense as the season goes on after he caught 49 passes for 587 yards and nine touchdowns in 2021. Knox will remain a solid fantasy option at tight end moving forward, especially if he continues to see looks close to the end zone.

Sep 21, 2022 9:27 AM EST

Small role in big win

Knox caught one of two targets for five yards in Buffalo's season-opening win over the Rams on Thursday.

Analysis: This is a disappointing performance given the Bills scored four offensive touchdowns and Josh Allen completed 26 passes, but Allen was hot Thursday and was able to find his wideouts all night long, reducing the necessity for a big target like Knox to move the chains. There will be better days than this for sure, as the newly extended tight end ($53.6 million) will be plenty involved when opposing defenses choose to show a different look than the Rams did Thursday.

Sep 8, 2022 10:43 PM EST

To stay with Buffalo long term

Knox signed a four-year extension Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Knox is the clear-cut No. 1 tight end in a high-scoring offense, a fact made even more obvious after the Bills cut O.J. Howard last week. The deal is reportedly worth over $50 million with over $30 million guaranteed as the Bills try to preserve a championship-caliber team for the long haul. Knox is coming off a career-best season with highs in catches (49), yards (587) and TD receptions (9).

Sep 7, 2022 10:36 AM EST

Back with team

Knox (personal) took part in Tuesday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Knox recently was away from the Bills due to the passing of his brother. Now that the tight end is back with the team, the fourth-year tight end will have one chance to make an appearance in the preseason Friday, Aug. 26 at Carolina prior to Week 1.

Aug 23, 2022 11:22 AM EST

Set for return

Knox is expected to return from his personal leave and rejoin the team Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Knox has been with his family following the tragic passing of his brother. Coach Sean McDermott has stated that the Bills will follow a timetable that is most comfortable for Knox, taking things one day at a time once he returns.

Aug 22, 2022 9:15 AM EST

Returns to practice Tuesday

Knox (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday after not participating last week, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Knox was dealing with a minor injury during OTAs, but he appears to have moved past the issue and should be full-go for training camp. The 2019 third-round pick caught a career-high nine touchdowns last season, but he may face competition for targets in 2022 from the recently signed O.J. Howard.

Jun 14, 2022 11:30 AM EST

Still not practicing

Knox (undisclosed) didn't participate in Tuesday's mandatory minicamp practice, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Knox was dealing with a minor injury during OTAs, so it appears his extended absence is merely precautionary. The 2019 third-round pick caught a career-high nine touchdowns last season, but he may face competition for targets in 2022 from recently-signed O.J. Howard.

Jun 7, 2022 10:45 AM EST

Not practicing

Coach Sean McDermott said Knox is dealing with a minor injury, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Buffalo News reports.

Analysis: McDermott mentioned Knox and OL Spencer Brown when media members asked about injured players absent from practice. It doesn't sound like anything too serious for Knox, who could have some competition for snaps at tight end after the Bills signed O.J. Howard in March.

May 24, 2022 8:59 AM EST

Breakthrough season

Knox finished his third NFL season with 49 catches on 71 targets for 587 yards and nine TD catches over 15 games.

Analysis: Knox also found the end zone twice in the playoffs. His nine TD catches in the regular season tied for the league lead among tight ends and were the most for any TE in Bills franchise history. While the targets and yardage still fall short of the league's elite at the position, Knox may have outperformed every other TE in terms of outproducing his draft day value, which was pretty close to zero as an undrafted player in a number of leagues. As a 26-year-old with an elite quarterback locked into the system, Knox will probably be picked among the the top eight tight ends in almost every format next season.

Feb 5, 2022 7:05 PM EST

Finds end zone twice in win

Knox secured all five targets for 89 yards and two touchdowns during the Bills' 47-17 win over the Patriots in an AFC wild-card matchup Saturday night.

Analysis: The athletic tight end finished with team-leading reception, receiving yardage and target totals on what was a stellar fantasy night overall. Knox recorded scoring grabs of eight and 11 yards in the first quarter to get the Bills' offense off to a fast start, and he subsequently contributed a 38-yard catch as well. Knox's field-stretching prowess could well play a key role again in a divisional-round matchup versus either the Chiefs or Bengals next weekend.

Jan 15, 2022 9:19 PM EST

Three grabs against Jets

Knox caught three of five targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Jets.

Analysis: The tight end matched his yardage total from the prior three games combined, closing out the regular season with a solid performance. Knox set career highs across the board in 2021 with 49 catches on 71 targets for 587 yards and nine TDs through 15 games, and he should be a reliable secondary target for Josh Allen on Saturday as the Bills host the Patriots in the wild-card round.

Jan 9, 2022 9:56 PM EST

Chance to shine?

Knox's role could take on greater importance Sunday with wide receivers Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis both ruled out while in the COVID-19 protocols.

Analysis: Knox is normally a big part of the offense anyway, but with two of the team's top five receiving options out, expect him to see a high target volume in the most important game of the season for the Bills. While the increased opportunity will be nice for managers needing a big game out of the third-year tight end, it's worth noting the Patriots have the league's third-best past defense, plus there's a chance of wind and snow for the game.

Dec 25, 2021 8:13 PM EST

Modest output in ho-hum win

Knox caught four of five targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: This actually qualifies as a disappointment for Knox, who probably helped put many of his managers in a playoff position this season. The third-year tight end has eight TD catches this season, but Josh Allen's three TD passes on the day in Sundays win all went to wideouts. Knox had a drop on his only missed target that would have put his yardage in more palatable territory. He'll get a tough matchup next week when the Bills travel to New England in what should be another tightly contested game.

Dec 19, 2021 11:45 PM EST

Back in end zone during loss

Knox brought in seven of nine targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 33-27 overtime loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: The emerging 25-year-old pushed his league-leading touchdown totals among tight ends to eight with his 15-yard scoring grab early in the fourth quarter. The third-year pro also a critical 24-yard reception on the Bills' game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter, pushing the ball to the Buccaneers' 15-yard line to help set up an eventual Tyler Bass game-tying field goal. Knox takes a four-game multi-reception streak into a Week 15 home matchup against the Panthers.

Dec 12, 2021 6:51 PM EST

Rough showing in primetime

Knox caught just two of six targets for 14 yards in Monday's 14-10 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Knox had issues with the dropsies in his first two NFL seasons, but he's been much more reliable in his breakout 2021 season. However, his performance was frustrating to watch for Bills Mafia on Monday, as it was clear he was supposed to be a key part to the game plan on a blustery night that yielded nothing but a run-oriented attack and short passes. Knox took at least one key penalty and also couldn't haul in catchable balls. On a normal night for the tight end, something like a 5-55-1line would have easily happened, but the reality was Knox's worst performance of the season in a disappointing loss for his team. Based on his track record in 2021, Knox should be much better in what could be a high-scoring affair Sunday at Tampa Bay.

Dec 7, 2021 9:46 AM EST

Finds end zone twice Thursday

Knox brought in all three targets for 32 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills' 31-6 win over the Saints on Thursday night.

Analysis: The athletic tight end made excellent use of his scant opportunities, recording scoring grabs of seven and 24 yards in the first and third quarter, respectively. Knox now has a career-high seven touchdowns and new high-water marks in receptions (31) and receiving yards (415) as well following Thursday night's effort, sending him into a Week 13 showdown with the Patriots on Monday night, Dec. 6 with plenty of momentum.

Nov 25, 2021 9:11 PM EST

Season-high 10 targets in loss

Knox caught six of 10 targets for 80 yards in Sunday's 41-15 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Knox set season highs in catches and targets while posting his second-highest yardage total of the campaign. The tight end hasn't found the end zone since Week 5 after scoring five touchdowns through five games, but that scoring drought won't last much longer if Knox's involvement here is any indication of his upcoming usage. Knox will be right back out there Thursday for a Thanksgiving showdown with the Saints.

Nov 21, 2021 3:05 PM EST

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