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Buffalo Bills elevate practice squad tight end Kahale Warring

With Dawson Knox out, the Bills elevated a second tight end to the active roster

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The Buffalo Bills have elevated practice squad tight end Kahale (pronounced kah-HALL-ay) Warring to the active roster ahead of Sunday’s matchup with the Miami Dolphins.

With starter Dawson Knox sidelined thanks to a broken hand, Buffalo only had one tight end on its active roster, third-year man Tommy Sweeney. If Warring is active on game day, they will have two tight ends available, which is the number they’ve kept active each week thus far.

It’s possible that the Bills go with just one tight end, as Sweeney could theoretically be spelled by fullback Reggie Gilliam, who played tight end last year. However, Warring seems likely to be active tomorrow from a numbers perspective.

Warring, 24, was a third-round pick of the Houston Texans in the 2019 NFL Draft. He spent the entire 2019 season on injured reserve due to a concussion suffered in the preseason. He returned in 2020 and suited up for seven games, catching three passes for 35 yards on seven targets.

Warring is just the second practice squad player to be elevated for a game this season. Buffalo elevated cornerback Cam Lewis prior to their Week 4 matchup with the Texans with normal slot corner Taron Johnson out for that game due to a groin injury. Lewis played all 47 snaps in the victory.