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Bills' T.J. Yeldon: Lands in Buffalo on two-year pact
Yeldon signed a two-year contract with the Bills on Monday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.
Though he's already four seasons into his NFL career, the 25-year-old Yeldon will provide some youth to a Bills backfield that features LeSean McCoy (who turns 31 in July) and Frank Gore (36 in May) atop the depth chart. During his time in Jacksonville, Yeldon failed to emerge as a consistent bellcow for the Jaguars, but has nonetheless maintained a respectable career mark of 4.0 yards per carry. Instead, Yeldon has made his biggest impact as a pass catcher, and that's likely the area where he'll provide the most utility for Buffalo in 2019. Yeldon has eclipsed 50 catches in both of the past two seasons, including a career-high 55 grabs and four receiving scores in 2018.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Josh Allen: Feeling 100 percent
Allen noted Tuesday that his throwing elbow feels perfectly fine entering offseason workouts, The Buffalo News reports. "No, no consideration. Obviously in the offseason, I met with [a physical trainer] to go over everything because it compounds throughout the season," Allen said. "I did some therapy on [the elbow] for the first couple weeks, and after that I started throwing. No problems at all."
Allen missed four straight games with an elbow injury before returning to start the final six contests of his rookie season. Not only is Allen's health in good order, but the weak Buffalo offense received a major boost this offseason with the Bills getting heavily involved in free agency and making most of their moves on that side of the ball. Allen's line should be improved, while players like John Brown, Cole Beasley, Tyler Kroft and Frank Gore give the offense more zest. Given Allen's strong running ability (631 and a whopping eight rushing scores in 2018), the second-year signal-caller would be quite the dynamic fantasy play if the team can establish a more respectable passing game.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Eli Harold: Could undergo position change
GM Brandon Beane said Monday that the team sees Harold as a defensive end in the Bills' 4-3 set, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.
Harold signed with Buffalo in the offseason after he spent the past four seasons with Detroit and San Francisco, primarily playing at linebacker. The 24-year-old set a career mark in sacks last season with four, so he's capable of handling an edge rush role. Listed at just 243 pounds, some added bulk this offseason could help him if he wants to establish himself at his new position.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Eli Harold: Signing with Buffalo
Harold signed a one-year contract with the Bills on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Harold set a personal high with four sacks last season despite missing the first three games of his professional career. It's not clear if he'll operate as a defensive end or linebacker in Buffalo, but it's possible he could see time at both spots.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Eddie Yarbrough: Officially signs ERFA tender
Yarbrough signed a one-year contract with the Bills on Wednesday, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
Yarbrough has averaged roughly 25 defensive snaps per game for the Bills over the past two seasons and was a no-brainer to keep around, given the low price tag that accompanies him as an exclusive-rights free agent.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Christian Wade: Joins Bills after rugby retirement
Wade has been allocated to the Bills as part of the NFL's International Player Pathway program.
The 27-year-old Englishman retired from rugby union in October to pursue a career in American football. Listed at 5-foot-9, 196 pounds, he's undersized by the standards of an NFL running back but still has time to add weight before training camp. The NFL's international program is allocating one player to every franchise in the AFC East this offseason, allowing each participant to join his team without taking up a spot on the 90-man roster. Buffalo will have the option to use an 11th practice-squad spot on Wade, who was best known for his speed while playing for Wasps Rugby Football Club and the England national team. He won't be part of Buffalo's backfield plan for the season ahead.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Quinton Spain: Joins line overhaul in Buffalo
Spain agreed Wednesday with the Bills on a one-year contract, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.
The Bills have opted for quantity over quality while rebuilding their offensive line, forgoing the top of the free-agent market to sign a slew of lower-ceiling players with experience as starters. The 330-pound Spain fits the mold, with 48 starts in 50 games over the past four seasons for the Titans. He should compete for a starting job in Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Bills' LeSean McCoy: One less sub option
The Bills cut Chris Ivory this week, leaving McCoy with only Frank Gore as an experienced backup for substitute carries in 2019.
Given that McCoy will turn 31 this summer and Gore is 36, it'd be a shock if the Bills didn't take a running back in the upcoming draft, though the plan is also to let McCoy be the main back once again. Marcus Murphy is also in the position group, but he's unproven and appears slotted for a modest number of looks while the two veterans do their thing. Finally, Senorise Perry was signed this week, but he's almost exclusively a special-teams guy. McCoy is coming off his worst season as a pro with just 514 rushing yards on a 3.2 YPC, but the Bills did beef up their offensive line in free agency and should remain a run-oriented team.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Frank Gore: Clear-cut No. 2?
The Bills cut Chris Ivory this week, leaving Gore in better position to be the main backup to starter LeSean McCoy.
Gore and Ivory are somewhat similar at this stage of their careers, so there was only need for one and the Bills went with the soon-to-be 36-year-old. We'll see if the team brings in another running back through the draft, but for now Gore seems locked into that No. 2 role, with the unproven Marcus Murphy being the only threat to his expected workload.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Senorise Perry: Staying within AFC East
Perry signed a contract with the Bills on Thursday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.
Perry led the Dolphins in special-teams tackles last season and is likely being brought to Buffalo to serve in a similar capacity. Unless the Bills suffer a rash of injuries at running back, he's highly unlikely to make much of an offensive contribution in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Bills' E.J. Gaines: Declares himself healthy
Gaines said Monday that he's healthy and has been cleared by a concussion specialist, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
Gaines played just six games (two starts) with the Browns last season due to concussion symptoms. Encouragingly, the 2014 sixth-round pick now appears to have managed a full recovery ahead of training camp. Gaines will face competition from Levi Wallace and Kevin Johnson for the No. 2 cornerback role this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Kevin Johnson: Facing competition
Johnson will face competition for a starting cornerback spot in 2019 after the Bills signed E.J. Gaines on Monday, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.
Johnson signed with the Bills earlier this month after being waived by the Texans. The No. 16 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, he's coming off three injury-plagued seasons in which he suited up for just 19 games, including only one game in 2018. The physical cornerback will square off with Levi Wallace and the newly-acquired Gaines for the No. 2 job this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Levi Wallace: Competition for starting spot
Wallace will face new competition for a starting cornerback spot in 2019 after the Bills signed veteran E.J. Gaines on Monday.
Gaines was acquired by the Bills ahead of the 2017 season when the team unloaded Sammy Watkins to the Rams, had a surprisingly good campaign as a starter, then left for Cleveland on a one-year deal, only playing in six games before returning to Buffalo with Monday's signing. Wallace, an undrafted rookie out of Alabama, had an excellent first pro campaign with 37 tackles and three passes defensed over seven games, eventually winning a starting role and being one of the league's more difficult corners to throw against. Tre'Davious White is locked in as one starting corner, so the Gaines/Wallace battle should be a pretty good one come training camp. Meanwhile, the Bills will have strong depth in what's turned out to be a very good secondary recently. Free-agent signee Kevin Johnson is also in the mix for significant time.... See More ... See Less
Bills' E.J. Gaines: Returns to Buffalo
Gaines is signing a one-year, $3.6 million contract with the Bills, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Injuries have limited the 2014 sixth-round pick to 43 NFL appearances, including 11 starts in 2017 as a member of the Bills. Concussion symptoms were the problem this past season, with Gaines playing just six games (two starts) during his lone season in Cleveland. He now figures to compete with Levi Wallace and Kevin Johnson for the starting job opposite top cornerback Tre'Davious White.... See More ... See Less
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