Heading in to the off-season, there was some concern at One Bills Drive about the depth of the tight end position because of a significant injury to starter Scott Chandler. As Chandler continues to fight his way back from a torn ACL, another tight end got injured during the final week of Organized Team Activites. Backup tight end Lee Smith was seen in a walking boot at Wednesday's practice and did not take part in any portion of the day. Smith is primarily known as a blocking tight end, having caught only four passes for 13 yards (two of which for touchdowns) in all 16 games last season. Bills head coach Doug Marrone kept it short and sweet about the injury after Wednesday's practice. "We had an injury in the weight room," he said. "He'll be available for training camp." Assuming that Smith does not take part in the on-the-field portion of the mandatory minicamp in June, the tight end will have around two months to get ready for the start of training camp at St. John Fisher College in July. He was one of nine players not even participating throughout individual drills due to injury. Besides Smith, the Bills were without wide receiver Stevie Johnson, defensive tackle Kyle Williams, offensive tackle Chris Hairston, wide receiver Marcus Easley, guard Keith Williams, linebacker Keith Pough, tight end Mickey Shuler and cornerback T.J. Heath.
Bills TE Lee Smith suffered weight room injury
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