Bills think Devin Singletary can be their workhorse back

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The Bills don’t have a first-round pick in this month’s draft because of the trade for wide receiver Stefon Diggs, but they will be taking part in the final two days of the draft and one area some people believe they’ll look to add help is running back.

Frank Gore is gone after leading the team in carries last season, which leaves Devin Singletary at the top of the depth chart heading into his second NFL campaign. Singletary averaged over five yards a carry last year, but there have been questions about whether life as a workhorse is a better fit than a platoon situation.

Bills General Manager Brandon Beane fielded that question during an interview with Mike Florio for #PFTPM. He said he thought a hamstring injury early last season cost Singletary a shot at 1,000 yards and that the 2019 third-rounder is up for any job they ask him to do.

“I think Devin can do either or. He’s an unselfish player,” Beane said. “If we want him to be the workload guy, I think he could definitely do it. I think Year Two is going to be better for him.”

The Bills have T.J. Yeldon back from last season and they signed Taiwan Jones as a free agent last month, but Beane said they “wouldn’t hesitate” to pick up another back in the draft.

11 responses to “Bills think Devin Singletary can be their workhorse back

  1. If Singletary is an unselfish player (and I believe that he is), then he should be on the sideline late in games where the outcome has already been established. Why risk injury for the sake of stats?

  2. The kid doesn’t have breakaway speed but his contact balance and field vision are both extremely good. I’m excited to see him get more carries this season!

  3. I think they deferred way to much to Gore last year as the vet back. They were a better team with Singletary on the field but didn’t seem to care.

  4. It looks like they have totally written off their other running back, Wade, the rugby player. He is never even mentioned in depth charts.

  5. Deandre Swift would be a great fit up in Buffalo if they don’t go WR in Round 1.

  6. 52% huh? I can easily look up his numbers, and he was 58.8% last year. A mere 2% lower than Tom Brady.

  7. joetoronto says:
    April 9, 2020 at 9:43 am
    They need more than one workhorse RB with Mr 52% at QB


    That’s “Mr 58.8%, and trending upward” to you. Don’t let the facts get in the way of your same old tired narrative.

  8. billswillnevermove says:
    April 9, 2020 at 11:09 am
    52% huh? I can easily look up his numbers, and he was 58.8% last year. A mere 2% lower than Tom Brady.
    Wow, 58.8%

    I don’t know what funnier, that or you comparing him to Tom Brady.

    Just lose baby.

  9. Singletqry and Wade sounds like a pretty dangerous pair. Draft some linemen and pick up a free agent back after the draft.

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