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Buffalo Bills 2024 training camp in focus

Buffalo Bills 2024 training camp in focus
Buffalo Bills 2024 training camp in focus

The Bills tight end is one of the longest-tenured players in Buffalo’s offense, alongside Josh Allen and Dion Dawkins.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Although the Buffalo Bills offense may have a lot of new faces, tight end Dawson Knox is back for his sixth year in Buffalo.

After an offseason of change, this suddenly makes Knox one of the veteran leaders of the Bills offense.

“I think realizing now, I think, I mean, I think Josh (Allen) and Dion (Dawkins) are the only guys on offense that have been here longer than me, so I think it just makes take that leadership to the next level,” Knox says. “Having that extra confidence to speak up when I see something that’s not going well or really checking in on a guy that maybe isn’t doing well off the field, so it’s definitely an extra level of responsibility, but I have enjoyed so far.

As the Bills go through mandatory minicamp, Knox believes the team has made progress this offseason.

“Great. I’m kind of working on some things after practice, whether it’s some extra routes that we need, some new plays,” Knox said. “Joe Brady has done a great job getting us the new facilities, so I think the more reps you have on the field, the more prepared we will be for camp.”

Brady is in his first full offseason as the Bills’ offensive coordinator, and players have raved about the energy he has brought to the offense. Knox adds that Brady’s relationship building with his players has also been positive since he was elevated to coordinator.

“Spending more time with him, getting comfortable with him, he’s also done a tremendous job of communicating,” Knox said of Brady. “He kind of invades us, where we feel comfortable going to his office and saying, ‘We like this, don’t like that,’ and just seeing that two-way street has been pretty cool so far.”

Something Knox hopes to see more of this season is the continued use of the two tight end sets with Dalton Kincaid, who Knox said has even more confidence going into his second year in the NFL.

“That’s something I’m most excited about,” Knox said of the two close sets. “Obviously I might be a little biased, but the more 12 players you can draft, the more the defense has to respect the run and the pass. It’s just fun to have that versatility, something I think we Let’s continue building.”