Bills bring T.J. Yeldon in for a visit

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Apparently after releasing Chris Ivory, the Bills decided they needed another former Jaguars running back.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bills brought running back T.J. Yeldon in for a visit.

Yeldon visited the Patriots earlier this month, but hasn’t latched on anywhere yet.

The former second-rounder topped out as a rookie, rushing for 740 yards in 2015. Two years ago, he averaged 5.1 yards per carry in a backup role, and had a career-high 55 receptions last year.

The Bills are pretty well-stocked with veterans LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore in the backfield (among others), but Yeldon has proven to be somewhat useful.

7 responses to “Bills bring T.J. Yeldon in for a visit

  1. Sign him for a fair contract, as he hasn’t been completely healthy his career. He would be younger but experienced help in the backfield to spell the old timers. Draft a rookie running back in the later rounds also.

  2. It’s amazing to me that these guys can reach a certain point of success in college football (Yeldon was a very good back for Alabama for three years) … and then the players finally get to pro football and they’re oh so close, but cannot quite get to the finish line competing against the big boys.

  3. Yeldon did an admirable job last season considering the circumstances. He still averaged over 5 yards a carry despite an anemic offensive line (due to injuries), Blake Bortles at QB who wasn’t scaring anyone away from the box, and no real downfield targets other than Dede Westbrook. He’s not a power runner like Fournette, but he’s stayed much healthier, has really good hands as a receiver and can actually make tacklers miss instead of bowling over them. If Yeldon doesn’t find a job somewhere this season, I will be shocked.

  4. I think Yeldon added to what the Eagles currently have would be all they need at the RB position for the upcoming season and beyond. Also it would allow them to concentrate on other positions in the draft next week.

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