Buffalo Bills say TE Dawson Knox fractured hand in loss to Tennessee Titans

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BUFFALO (N.Y.) -- Bills tight end Dawson Knox sustained a fracture to his right hand in Monday's 34-31 defeat to the Tennessee Titans. Coach Sean McDermott reported it.

McDermott stated Tuesday that he doesn't know anything more than this, except to say that we will just monitor it. "We'll watch it."

The injury is not a major concern. Knox will be helped by the Bills being off for a week before their Week 8 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. The Jets, Jaguars, and Dolphins are all Buffalo's next opponents with only one win each.

Knox was able to catch three passes for 25 yards during the game. In the third quarter, Knox, a former quarterback at high school and Bills third round pick in 2019, threw a 2-point conversion pass for quarterback Josh Allen, despite already having suffered the injury.

Allen stated, "Huge shout out to Dawson." "I was trying call the play off -- I was shaking hands with Brian Daboll, [offensive coordinator] like, ‘Don’t call it, it’s impossible to do it.’ I looked at [Knox] and said, "I got it." It will be yours. That was a huge-time play. It took a lot of effort to get there. We love that our teammate is willing and able to do that.

Allen stated that Knox's right hand was the injured one, as it is his throwing hand.

After the throw, the tight end didn't return to the game. After a season of discussion about the Bills' tight end position, Knox has become Allen's favorite target. He had already caught a touchdown in four consecutive games, and was coming off his first 100-plus yard game. Knox is leading all tight ends with five touchdown receptions this season.

The Bills are looking to add some depth, with Tommy Sweeney (a seventh-round draft pick) being the next tight end. After Knox's departure, Sweeney was the first to catch a touchdown pass.