Former UW standout Tanner Gentry works out for Buffalo Bills
LARAMIE -- Josh Allen and Tanner Gentry connected for 14 touchdowns and more than 1,300 yards in just one full season together at the University of Wyoming.
That number could soon climb. This time in a Buffalo Bills uniform.
Gentry had an official work out for the AFC East champions this week and Wednesday was listed on the NFL's transaction list. That news was confirmed to 7220sports.com by a source familiar with the situation.
Kenny Stills, an 8-year NFL veteran, also worked out in Buffalo this week and fellow wide receiver Gary Jennings was signed to the Bills' practice squad Wednesday.
Gentry went undrafted in 2017 but was signed by Chicago as a rookie free agent. The Colorado product caught three passes for 35 yards in his first season with the Bears. He played in just four games, making three starts. Gentry spent the 2018 season on Chicago's practice squad.
Gentry also spent time in the XFL's New York Guardians in 2020.
Gentry could join a wide receiving corps that includes one of the NFL's top pass catchers in Stefon Diggs. Cole Beasley, who has 950 receiving yards this season, is week-to-week with a knee injury. Other Buffalo wide outs Andre Roberts and John Brown have also missed extended time with injuries.
Brown was just moved to the active roster only to be added to the COVID-19 list before last Monday night's game in New England.
Buffalo has one final regular season game on the schedule. Division rival Miami will travel to Orchard Park Sunday for an 11 a.m. (MST) kickoff.