As a part of their offseason offensive overhaul, the Buffalo Bills revamped the running backs room, adding Frank Gore, T.J. Yeldon and rookie Devin Singletary to combine incumbent LeSean McCoy.
The pecking order going into training camp appears to be McCoy, together with Gore supplementing, Yeldon as a third-down pass-catching back and Singletary possibly growing into a larger three-down-potential function.
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While McCoy and Gore appear to get a leg up on snaps if both remain fit, Yeldon told the Buffalo News recently that he likes the opportunity to carve out a significant role.
“That’s a blessing. Coming in my first couple years, I did not have vets such as that,” Yeldon said of playing McCoy and Gore. “Being here in this situation, I can learn a lot from those guys. It’s a great deal for me to carry with me in my future decades. It’s going to be a contest. That’s one thing they told me coming in. There is likely to be competition no matter.”
In four seasons in Jacksonville, Yeldon notched 465 carries for 1,872 yards (4.0 YPC) and six TDs. Most of his use came in the passing game where he generated 171 catches for 1,302 yards and six touchdowns. Many of Yeldon’s touches will likely come from the passing game in Buffalo, but the 25-year-old is ready to battle for more opportunities.
“I feel as though I am a do-it-all back. I can run. I am able to catch the ball,” he said. “Making plays with the ball in my hands is something that I do. (My getting ) is only a plus.”
When training camp opens on July 24, Yeldon is going to have the chance to battle for more snaps.
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