By Tim Graham
The Buffalo Bills have exercised their exclusive-rights qualifying offer to tight end Dorin Dickerson.
As a player with less than three accrued NFL seasons, Dickerson must accept the offer or not play in the NFL this year.
In 11 games for the Bills last season, Dickerson had nine catches for 117 yards and one end-around run for minus-8 yards. He lost one fumble on his 10 touches.
The Houston Texans drafted Dickerson in the seventh round in 2010. He played seven games that season as a wide receiver. He spent the 2011 season on the Pittsburgh Steelers' and New England Patriots' practice squads.