Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Agent: McIntyre's stint with Bills has run its course


Despite some optimism about his return, it looks like fullback Corey McIntyre's days in Buffalo are over.

Brett Tessler, McIntyre's agent, told Tim Graham of the Buffalo News Wednesday that the five-year relationship between his client and the Bills looks to be kaput.

"It seems pretty obvious that it's no longer the right fit for either side," Tessler said. "We'll be looking for work elsewhere. Corey is staying in shape and waiting for the right opportunity to come along."

In speaking with Graham back in February, Tessler called McIntyre "one of the best fullback/special-teamers in the league," and deservedly so. Though he wasn't as flashy as say Mike Tolbert, McIntyre was a solid blocker, both in the run game and on special teams. 

His presence in the run game may not be missed all that much, however, as coach Doug Marrone told Graham on Tuesday that the team will likely be sliding into more of an H-back formation style with its tight ends. This could be a particularly interesting transition given running back C.J. Spiller's ability to bounce outside, as well as the one-on-one matchups it may create for the team's newly acquired speedsters on the outside.

At the moment, Buffalo has newly acquired tight end/fullback Chris Gragg, who will likely be the headliner of this change, as well as Drew Smith and Frank Summers to fill the depth chart. Dorin Dickerson, who's also listed as a hybrid on the roster, could be an option too, along with the 243-pound Mike Caussin. 

In his career with Buffalo, McIntyre tallied 39 rushing yards and 99 receiving yards with one touchdown.

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