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Tyler Kroft tests positive for COVID-19, Buffalo Bills elevate four from practice squad

The tight end won’t be playing in the regular-season finale.

Tyler Kroft has tested positive for COVID-19, the Buffalo Bills announced on Saturday evening. The tight end will miss Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Miami Dolphins as a result.

Kroft memorably managed to dodge the coronavirus when it ran through the Bills’ tight end room earlier in the season, due to the birth of his daughter. As the only experienced option available against the New York Jets, Kroft had a season-high four catches for 64 yards. Lately, the Buffalo Bills have benched Kroft in favor of Dawson Knox and Lee Smith, and Kroft has only appeared in one game since Week 9. He was expected to play plenty of snaps in the mostly meaningless season finale, but that won’t happen now.

The Bills also announced a series of practice squad call-ups for Sunday’s game. Tight end Nate Becker, cornerback Dane Jackson, defensive end Mike Love, and running back Antonio Williams will all be activated against the Dolphins.