The Buffalo Bills officially re-signed fullback Corey McIntyre Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
After replacing Darian Barnes as the team’s fullback in Week Five, McIntyre played in 11 games (2 starts) for the Bills. The Bills often relied on multiple tight end formations, but did use McIntyre in the rushing game. Offensive coordinator Turk Schonert is gradually re-introducing the fullback back into the offense after Steve Fairchild vacated the position.
Re-signing McIntyre suggests the team will at least use a fullback in some formations next season. Jabari Greer and Angelo Crowell are the only remaining unrestricted free agents on the Bills’ roster.
McIntyre rarely touched the ball last season, catching two passes for -1 yard and receiving no carries. He was used often in special teams, making five tackles. McIntyre has previously played for Atlanta, Cleveland and New Orleans. At 6-0, 258 pounds, he isn’t the exactly nimble. But McIntyre was sufficient as a blocker in 2008, helping Marshawn Lynch eclipse 1,000 yards and Fred Jackson top 500 yards.
Don’t discount the Bills from drafting a fullback to mold into Schonert’s offense, but for now, McIntyre obviously showed enough to the team to stick around.