The Buffalo Bills initially showed interest in re-signing fullback Corey McIntyre, but apparently that interest is no longer there. That likely has to do with what new Bills head coach Doug Marrone wants, because he doesn’t seem to be a fan of traditional fullbacks and would rather employ an H-back like incoming rookie Chris Gragg (Arkansas Razorbacks TE) instead.
Per the Buffalo News, “Maybe you can put [Gragg] in the backfield, and I think that you’ll start to see more of that as we go forward and what style we’re playing,” Marrone said. “I think you look in college, you really have to go and find what maybe we, showing our age, remember with the true fullbacks.
“You’ll see more of that probably hybrid tight end. And those are things that I’m looking at.”
A “hybrid tight end”? That sounds like Marrone is all over Gragg, and the Bills certainly do have plans for their new rookie TE. If the Bills really do need a lead blocker, then the Buffalo News adds that star defensive tackle Kyle Williams will come in for some truly interesting sets in short-yardage situations (mostly on the goal-line).
Corey McIntyre had simply run his course of need in Buffalo, and it will be interesting to see where McIntyre ends up. However, leaving the Bills is the best move for both sides, and this is something his agent reflected in a statement.
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