The Buffalo Bills announced on Wednesday they have tendered a qualifying offer to tight end Dorin Dickerson.
The 24-year-old Dickerson appeared in 11 games with Buffalo in 2012, catching nine passes for 117 yards.
The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Dickerson played just 97 snaps last year. But his role could expand with fullback Corey McIntyre prepared to test the free-agent market and tight end Scott Chandler still recovering from an ACL injury.
Dickerson was drafted by Houston in the seventh round out of Pittsburgh in 2010.