Bills will determine RB roles on “a week-to-week basis”

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After the Bills released running back LeSean McCoy last weekend, General Manager Brandon Beane said that giving rookie Devin Singletary more opportunities was part of the impetus for the decision to part ways with the veteran.

Singletary will get more opportunities than he would have with McCoy still in the picture, but he’s not going to be a one-man show in the backfield. Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon are still on hand and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said on Thursday that all three of the backs will factor into the team’s offensive plans.

Daboll also said that how they’ll factor into those plans will be different from game to game.

“They’ll all have roles,” Daboll said, via Joe Buscaglia of “What those roles are will be defined by what they do on a week-to-week basis.”

Sunday’s game against the Jets will provide the first look on how things might play out in the Buffalo backfield, but it doesn’t sound like there will be much certainty until deeper into the season.

11 responses to “Bills will determine RB roles on “a week-to-week basis”

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing Singletary play on Sunday. He doesn’t have the measurables, but he always flashes on tape, some of the best players fit that mold.

  2. It will be a 3-headed attack with Gore, Singletary, and Yeldon. I expect Singletary to get the most work, but Gore will get his share of carries. Yeldon will be more spot duty with probably 5-7 touches a game total.

  3. joetoronto says:
    September 5, 2019 at 12:06 pm
    Bills fans will just have to “trust the process”, the same loser process every year since forever.
    Toronto Agronauts
    Last in the CFL East, fewest points scored and most points given up.
    Go Bills!

  4. The Bills will start with Gore – if all goes well we should see more and more of Singletary as the year goes on…Yeldom will catch passes out of the backfield – he will have more catches than rushing attempts…

  5. Being the first to comment on every story is the definition of a super fan! I’m glad we’re so close to your heart

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