Much was made last summer (admittedly by yours truly, as I was infatuated by the idea of a halfback in Chan Gailey's offense) of the addition of Dickerson, a former seventh-round pick of Houston's, to the team. Then he played just 97 snaps all season - 47 of which came in a Week 16 loss to Miami - and caught a mere nine passes for 117 yards in 2012.
The idea of retaining Dickerson, however, makes a good deal of sense. He'll turn just 25 later this month and still offers upside as a versatile receiving option. Plus, with fullback Corey McIntyre set to test the free agent market and tight end Scott Chandler recovering from a late-season ACL tear that required surgery, having a player on the roster that can reasonably fill both roles makes sense.
Buffalo has one other exclusive rights free agent - tight end Mike Caussin - but has not made a public proclamation one way or the other on whether he'll be returning.