Yeldon only suited up for three regular-season games in 2020, rushing 10 times for 70 yards and catching just one pass for 22 yards, which went for a touchdown. Yeldon nearly matched his entire regular-season total in the AFC Championship Game, where he picked up 56 yards from scrimmage on seven touches while serving as a change-of-pace option for Devin Singletary. Yeldon will turn 28 in October and has never lived up to his second-round draft status, but he has a good set of hands and has figured out a way to provide occasional value. If he re-signs with the Bills -- he's an unrestricted free agent this offseason -- he'll have a similar depth role behind Singletary and Zack Moss.
Coach Sean McDermott said Friday that Yeldon will work as Devin Singletary's backup in Saturday's AFC divisional-round game against the Ravens, Nick Wojton of USA Today reports. Yeldon was a healthy scratch for last week's wild-card win over the Colts. Zack Moss suffered a postseason-ending ankle injury during that game, opening the door for Yeldon to take on a larger role for the rest of playoffs. Yeldon logged just 42 offensive snaps and 11 touches for 92 yards and a touchdown over three games during the regular season, and he hasn't taken the field since Week 5. Meanwhile, the Bills elevated Antonio Williams from the practice squad to add backfield depth. Yeldon is expected to run ahead of Williams, but it adds ambiguity to the former's situation.
Yeldon (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's wild-card matchup against Indianapolis. While Yeldon was previously on the Bills' reserve/COVID-19 list, he is now healthy but still will not play in Saturday's game. The running back is simply not as much of a factor compared to teammates Devin Singletary and Zack Moss.
The Bills activated Yeldon from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Yeldon will provide the Bills with added depth out of the backfield as Saturday's playoff opener against the Colts approaches. He's clearly behind Devin Singletary and Zack Moss in the pecking order at running back, and Taiwan Jones' importance on special teams could result in Yeldon being a healthy inactive for the wild-card round.
Yeldon was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday after testing positive for the virus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Yeldon is out for the Week 16 matchup against New England, and depending on when he tested positive, he could miss the season finale.
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