The Buffalo Bills brought back one of their own this week, claiming tight end Keith Towbridge off of the waiver wire, according to the team’s website. Towbridge was cut by the Tennessee Titans on Thursday.
Towbridge’s signing comes at a time when two of the team’s tight ends are suffering from leg injuries, with the team forced to rely on rookie Dawson Knox for the majority of snaps during the team’s mandatory minicamp. Presumed starting tight end Tyler Kroft re-injured his foot on the first day of OTA’s back in May while backup tight end Jason Croom is reportedly nursing a hamstring injury and wasn’t able to participate in minicamp.
The Bills originally signed Towbridge as an undrafted free agent out of Louisville back in 2017. Spending that year on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury, the blocking tight end returned to compete in 2018. Unfortunately he never made much of an impact during training camp and was cut soon after.
After his parting from Buffalo, Towbridge joined the fledgling AAF and their Atlanta Legends franchise. During the short-lived AAF season he managed to come down with 17 receptions for 196 yards.
To make room for Towbridge the Bills released tight end Mik’Quan Deane.