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Buffalo Bills tight end Logan Thomas sidelined for 2018 offseason following knee surgery

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The Bills’ third tight end is out until at least training camp.

For the second time in two weeks, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott opened his OTA press conference announcing that one of the team’s pass catchers was going to miss the remainder of spring workouts following knee surgery. After announcing Zay Jones last week, this week it’s tight end Logan Thomas who is out for the rest of the offseason.

Thomas himself described the surgery as minor on Twitter.

“Surgery went great,” tweeted Thomas. “Thank you for the prayers. It was very minor and I was able to walk out of the surgery center. I was back in the facility today for rehab/meetings and will be back in plenty of time for training camp to start up. Couldn’t be more pumped for season to start!”

Thomas saw 155 snaps last year as the team’s third tight end, even though Khari Lee took some of those when the team went with a run-heavy game plan. He caught seven passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.

Lee will be the biggest beneficiary of more playing time but Jason Croom and Keith Towbridge, both cut from the team last offseason, will also get their shot to show they’ve improved. Charles Clay and Nick O’Leary are entrenched at the first and second TE spots.

Thomas began his career as a quarterback after graduating from Virginia Tech. He made the move to tight end on the Detroit Lions practice squad in October 2016 before the Bills signed him to their active roster a month later.