Tashard Choice chooses to stay in Buffalo


After finishing the 2011 season with the Bills, Tashard Choice has decided to return in 2012.

The Bills announced today that Choice, a free agent running back, has agreed to re-sign with the team.

Choice started the 2011 season in Dallas but was waived by the Cowboys in October, then was claimed by the Redskins only to be waived in November. The Bills then claimed him, and he finished the season in Buffalo. In six games with the Bills he had 70 rushing yards on 23 carries and 51 receiving yards on seven catches.

Although he started his career as a speedy back who averaged more than five yards a carry in each of his first two seasons, he hasn’t done much in the last two years, averaging 3.7 yards a carry in 2010 and 2.7 yards a carry in 2011.

Buffalo may be Choice’s best chance of making a roster, in part because of his comfort with the system and the coaching staff. Bills head coach Chan Gailey coached Choice at Georgia Tech.