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The Bills have a solid stable of running backs.

By Matt Warren Aug 25, 2019, 12:00pm EDT
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The Buffalo Bills have some serious talent at running back, and they are going to have to move on from NFL-caliber players from the position this week in a numbers crunch as the final 53-man roster is decided.

Heading into the offseason with LeSean McCoy, Chris Ivory, and Marcus Murphy, we knew they would add some players to the mix after a down year for Shady. Buffalo did that and then some, completely overhauling the position and adding a ton of talent.

The Bills added Frank Gore to the mix first, which led to the release of Ivory. Buffalo had two experienced backs and Murphy, who played okay in limited work in 2018. Even then, we knew they would add bodies to the position for the offseason, but Buffalo didn’t just add training-camp fodder.

The next guy on the docket was T.J. Yeldon. Yeldon has had a solid NFL career as a complementary back, especially as a receiver out of the backfield, and adding him to the mix felt like the final piece to the puzzle. A mid-20s back to possibly take the mantle from the old guys next year.

The bombshell came in the 2019 NFL Draft, when Buffalo didn’t just use a pick on a running back, they used a third-round pick to select a running back. Devin Singletary is clearly the future, but now Buffalo has a logjam at running back.

 

https://www.buffalorumblings.com/2019/8/25/20831890/buffalo-bills-running-back-roster-cuts-lesean-mccoy-trade-frank-gore-devin-singletary-tj-yeldon

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Shady

Gore

Singletary

Yeldon

 

If we keep those guys, as I think we should, who are we cutting that’s a big deal?  Murphy and Perry?  Eh.  Wade? I doubt anyone signs him to their 53. 

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This happens to most teams at this time of year.

 

I was watching a Houston game the other day, and their announcers were going on about how they have FIVE tight ends who are all good and they were discussing how someone out there is going to get a great TE off their cut list.

 

I think this happens, to an extent, by accident.

 

Teams get lucky with a buildup of talent at a given position.

 

 

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Just now, Nextmanup said:

This happens to most teams at this time of year.

 

I was watching a Houston game the other day, and their announcers were going on about how they have FIVE tight ends who are all good and they were discussing how someone out there is going to get a great TE off their cut list.

 

 

True, buts it pretty rare when the Bills do it. I also think NFL ready guys at DL, LB, OL & WR will hit the open market from us.

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4 minutes ago, SCBills said:

Shady

Gore

Singletary

Yeldon

 

If we keep those guys, as I think we should, who are we cutting that’s a big deal?  Murphy and Perry?  Eh.  Wade? I doubt anyone signs him to their 53. 

 

I think Murphy can really help a lot of teams out there. It would be nice to get something for him instead of a release.

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We will be cutting quality players across the whole team. Players other teams will pick up to start for them. Seems nice for a change. Just hope they go with youth when it is a tie. 

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Nice problem to have.

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I figure every team in the league will be dumping one or two.Could be as many as 40 on the  market. This is why I believe Wade will go un claimed.

Teams are looking for special teams/ RBs. I don't think Wade can do that...

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, HOUSE said:

I figure every team in the league will be dumping one or two.Could be as much as 40 on the  market. This is why I believe Wade will go un claimed.

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, HOUSE said:

I figure every team in the league will be dumping one or two. This is why I believe Wade will go un claimed.

That truly is a tough one. Is this why he didn't get any work the other night? He is somewhere near his ceiling and floor. Which is closest is hard to say. That said, who would you cut that you shouldn't to keep him on the 53? Especially when you may be able to put him on the PS.Should they run the crap out of him Thursday?

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Keep the 4 RB’s.

 

DiMarco is utterly useless.

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13 minutes ago, SCBills said:

Shady

Gore

Singletary

Yeldon

 

If we keep those guys, as I think we should, who are we cutting that’s a big deal?  Murphy and Perry?  Eh.  Wade? I doubt anyone signs him to their 53. 

As we've seen RB'S  get injured too easily.  This should be the 4 we keep. I like Murphy but he was gone as soon as we drafted Devin. Besides Gore and McCoy will be gone next year. Wade will be the 11th PS guy.

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4 minutes ago, njbuff said:

Keep the 4 RB’s.

 

DiMarco is utterly useless.

Would Wade make a good and cheaper replacement for what he does?

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6 minutes ago, Chandler#81 said:

True, buts it pretty rare when the Bills do it. I also think NFL ready guys at DL, LB, OL & WR will hit the open market from us.

This is a sign of progress. (As you indicated.)  And it is a sign that this team is building a deeper roster. Having good backup players who can step up demonstrates that the prior drafts and personnel decisions have gotten to the critical mass point where there team is ready or nearly ready to be a serious team. When you put things in perspective and look back three years and compare to where we are not you have to be more than satisfied with where this team is. 

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3rd round pick on a good RB while looking over at Gore and McCoy on your roster is “a bombshell”? 

 

Cine on

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Just now, fansince88 said:

Would Wad make a good and cheaper replacement for what he does?

 

Different types.

 

I would think the Bills would also keep 4TE’s. Any one of them can do whatever DiMarco does.

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Maybe we can trade Yeldon to Houston for P Bryan Anger?

Just now, njbuff said:

 

Different types.

 

I would think the Bills would also keep 4TE’s. Any one of them can do whatever DiMarco does.

DiMarco is a process guy and good player on ST. He might not be living up to his expectations but I can't see him being cut anytime soon. Less we forget when we thought Jerome Felton was expendable?

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At least one of Buffalo's cuts at RB will end up on another team's roster by October.

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2 minutes ago, The Jokeman said:

Maybe we can trade Yeldon to Houston for P Bryan Anger?

DiMarco is a process guy and good player on ST. He might not be living up to his expectations but I can't see him being cut anytime soon. Less we forget when we thought Jerome Felton was expendable?

 

Sweeney and/or Knox can easily do what he does and are cheaper.

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Just now, njbuff said:

 

Sweeney and/or Knox can easily do what he does and are cheaper.

Not what it comes to the locker room, it's obvious McBeane are looking for team building not just roster building. 

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1 minute ago, The Jokeman said:

Not what it comes to the locker room, it's obvious McBeane are looking for team building not just roster building. 

 

Might not have to worry about it because McCoy is now a possibility in Houston, so DiMarco will STILL be one of 4 RB’s on the roster.

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1 minute ago, njbuff said:

 

Might not have to worry about it because McCoy is now a possibility in Houston, so DiMarco will STILL be one of 4 RB’s on the roster.

Why would we trade McCoy to Houston? We're competing with them for a wild card spot, I mean I get people want us to get Clowney but his price tag isn't worth it if you ask me. 

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24 minutes ago, HOUSE said:
Image result for tj yeldon

 

The Bills have a solid stable of running backs.

By Matt Warren Aug 25, 2019, 12:00pm EDT
  •  

The Buffalo Bills have some serious talent at running back, and they are going to have to move on from NFL-caliber players from the position this week in a numbers crunch as the final 53-man roster is decided.

Heading into the offseason with LeSean McCoy, Chris Ivory, and Marcus Murphy, we knew they would add some players to the mix after a down year for Shady. Buffalo did that and then some, completely overhauling the position and adding a ton of talent.

The Bills added Frank Gore to the mix first, which led to the release of Ivory. Buffalo had two experienced backs and Murphy, who played okay in limited work in 2018. Even then, we knew they would add bodies to the position for the offseason, but Buffalo didn’t just add training-camp fodder.

The next guy on the docket was T.J. Yeldon. Yeldon has had a solid NFL career as a complementary back, especially as a receiver out of the backfield, and adding him to the mix felt like the final piece to the puzzle. A mid-20s back to possibly take the mantle from the old guys next year.

The bombshell came in the 2019 NFL Draft, when Buffalo didn’t just use a pick on a running back, they used a third-round pick to select a running back. Devin Singletary is clearly the future, but now Buffalo has a logjam at running back.

 

https://www.buffalorumblings.com/2019/8/25/20831890/buffalo-bills-running-back-roster-cuts-lesean-mccoy-trade-frank-gore-devin-singletary-tj-yeldon

 

...sorry to politely disagree HOUSE, but I don't think you can limit this to RB spot only.....there will be some damn fine football players in the final 37 cuts.....and when is the LAST TIME in the last 15+ years where we were faced with "too much talent" conundrum?.....hell, there were years where we were bringing in 78 year old Walmart door greeters for tryouts......OR..at K-Mart for blue light specials....SMH.....can we fire McBeane for "too much"??...........

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