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Carlos Hyde, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins visit Bills on Friday

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The Bills were reportedly one of the teams contacted by the Titans about a trade for running back Chris Johnson before Johnson was released, but the Bills weren’t interested in pulling the trigger.

That doesn’t rule out adding a different running back to the mix, however. The Bills announced that they met with Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde on Friday, giving them a chance to find out more about one of the highest rated backs in this year’s draft. Neither Hyde nor any other back is seen as a surefire first-round pick, but he could be available when the Bills pick in the second round and would give them a different sort of runner than they have in C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson.

The Bills also met with Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who is also expected to be a second-round selection next month. Seferian-Jenkins wasn’t able to work out at his pro day or the combine because of a foot injury, but Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press reports that he went through a private workout with the Lions. The Bills re-signed tight end Scott Chandler this offseason, but there’s a place in the offense for a target like Seferian-Jenkins.

Both players had some off-field trouble in college and that will likely be one of the topics of conversation during their meetings with Bills brass. The Bills also met with Liberty cornerback Walt Aikens on Friday.

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6 Responses to “Carlos Hyde, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins visit Bills on Friday”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2014 2:57 PM

    Carlos went with a sketchy character like Seferian-Jenkins because he was tired of always being looked at as Mr Hyde.

  2. MedicFL1 says: Apr 11, 2014 3:06 PM

    Replace the name BILLS with JETS and you’ve got the right story.

  3. buffobeel42 says: Apr 11, 2014 3:21 PM

    Calos Hyde, Round 2. Sefarian-Jenkins Round 3. Leaving room for Khalil Mack or CJ Moseley at the 9 spot! OT we can get in the 4th.
    DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS! Need that young nasty on D

  4. djshnooks says: Apr 11, 2014 3:53 PM

    They have a young and nasty defense.

    They need weapons on offense…get Watkins, Evans or Benjamin in round 1…then Seferian-Jenkins AND Hyde in the 2nd round. That would be amazing.

    Don’t care what happens after that.

    Except Bullough…I want him in the 4-5th.

  5. dryzzt23 says: Apr 11, 2014 3:56 PM

    Hyde would be a perfect Steeler RB in the mold of Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis.

  6. rdav29 says: Apr 11, 2014 7:32 PM

    Don’t the Bills have more pressing needs than RB early in draft?

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