The Bills have an abundance of running backs, but the order on the depth chart remains in question as training camp looms.
While veteran running back LeSean McCoy has been the No. 1 rusher in Buffalo, the acquisition of Frank Gore, T.J. Yeldon and Devin Singletary this offseason certainly shakes things up.
Despite being a late addition, Yeldon believes he has a good opportunity to carve out an impactful role with the team in 2019, even if it means sitting back and learning from two of the oldest running backs in the league as he plays behind McCoy and Gore.
“That’s a blessing. Coming in my first couple years, I didn’t have vets like that,” Yeldon said, via The Buffalo News. “Being here in this situation, I can learn a lot from those guys. It’s a lot for me to take with me in my future years. It’s going to be a heated competition. That’s one thing they told me coming in. There’s going to be competition regardless.”
With several players to share carries, Yeldon knows not everyone will get to touch the ball, which is why he plans on bringing the heat for next month’s workouts.
“I feel like I’m a do-it-all back. I can run. I can catch the ball,” Yeldon said. “Making plays with the ball in my hands is something I do. (My receiving) is just a plus.”
Yeldon, 25, was selected out of Alabama by the Jaguars with the No. 36 overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft and spent his first four seasons in Jacksonville.
He has made 30 starts in 51 career games, registering 465 carries for 1,872 yards and six touchdowns. He also has 171 receptions for 1,302 yards and six touchdowns, catching at least 30 passes in each of his four seasons.
The Bills are scheduled to open training camp July 24.