The Facts: The Buffalo Bills have reshaped the tight end position during the offseason through free agency and the draft, and now bring back a familiar player to help out. The Bills announced on Monday that they've signed Smith to a three-year deal. Per NFL Network, Smith's deal is worth $9 million.
Diehards Line: The 6-6, 265-pound Smith returns for a second tour of duty in Buffalo. He originally entered the league in 2011 as a fifth-round pick with the New England Patriots before being waived, which led to the Bills claiming him. Smith played four seasons in Buffalo (2011-14) before spending the past four seasons with the Oakland Raiders (2015-18). Smith, 31, won't turn head with his overall production -- 56 career catches for 392 yards and seven touchdowns in 107 games -- but he's known more for his blocking ability. The Bills are also likely counting on Smith as a veteran leader among a young tight end corps when considering the team added rookies Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney in the 2019 draft. Buffalo also signed Tyler Kroft and Jake Fisher, both of whom are 26 years old, in free agency.