Devin Singletary sees plenty of first-team reps

AP

The Bills are loaded at running back, with LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore leading the way. But a rookie is getting plenty of chances to show what he can do.

Via Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com, Devin Singletary got “a ton” of first-team reps at practice on Sunday.

A third-round pick (74th overall) from Florida Atlantic, Singletary was picked high enough to be regarded as a potential factor in 2019. With capable running backs available in every round, the higher a guy is picked, the more likely that the team has immediate plans for him.

McCoy’s age, production in 2018, and $6.175 million salary in 2019 makes him the ongoing target of speculation that, eventually, a pay-cut ultimatum could be coming. If Singletary, who will make a total of $3.8 million in four years, shows he can get it done, there’s still a chance McCoy could be done, or at least could be squeezed to take a lower salary for the coming season.

7 responses to “Devin Singletary sees plenty of first-team reps

  1. I’m paying as much attention to this RB battle as I can. The Browns still need a solid back up for Nick Chubb.
    Frank or TJ will be the odd man out. Both would fit our need.

  2. Frank Gore isn’t going anywhere, he was just signed and gets north and south immediately which is what they want. McCoy will absolutely be cut if Gore shows anything at all, as he still dances too much and has lost at least a step

  3. McCoy is at full speed, according to reporters. Yeldon is going no where. He got a$500k signing bonus. He’s in the plans. Its to be a run first offense. They will keep at least rbs. Maybe 5.

  4. Remember 5-7 seasons ago when the Patriots carried 4 RBs and all used them situationally, without a single one of them going over 500 yards, but as a unit were one of the best groups at getting first downs in the league? I think that’s exactly what Brian Daboll (the Pats TE coach at the time) is planning on doing with the Bills backfield this year.

  5. Makes sense. They know what they have in Frank, TJ and, especially LeSean. Plus, they’re going to rest the hell out of those guys. I think everyone close to the camps agrees with that. Benefit is that it’s a great chance to see what Devin can do. So I’d expect to see a ton of him leading up to the regular season. Doesn’t mean anything about who’s starting.

  6. Frank Gore isn’t going anywhere, he was just signed and gets north and south immediately which is what they want. McCoy will absolutely be cut if Gore shows anything at all, as he still dances too much and has lost at least a step
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    I would say TJ Yeldon fits that makeup as well , McCoy and Singletary have similar styles.

    Gore Vs Yeldon
    Singletary vs McCoy

  7. Hopefully the front office isn’t on the same page as these people demanding trades or cuts, the Bills backfield isn’t that crowded, you want to have 4 running backs around anyways, it’s a good problem that we have 4 backs that we believe can all produce on Sundays, but 1 injury and we are thin at the position.

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