Buffalo is adding a tight end to their roster in an unusual way. While Jake Fisher is a free agent tight end, he came into the league as an offensive lineman. This offseason however, Fisher dropped 20 pounds in an effort to reinvent himself as an NFL tight end. Fisher joins the Bills on a one-year contract.
Fisher is a former second-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015 and was used on occasion as a blocking tight end or sixth offensive lineman with the Bengals. He has been mainly a backup lineman in his career.
Fisher, an Oregon product, worked out for other NFL clubs like Houston and Washington before working out for the Bills on Friday. The Bills obviously liked what they saw and came to terms on a contract with Fisher.
The 25-year old isn’t completely foreign to the tight end position. He played the position in high school, though he served largely in a blocking capacity.
Buffalo had just two tight ends on the roster in Jason Croom and Tyler Kroft. Fisher now gives the Bills three tight ends.
With the 2019 free agency period officially open, here's a look at Buffalo's acquisitions.