T.J. Yeldon: Bills RBs to have ‘heated competition’

As part of the offseason offensive overhaul, the Buffalo Bills revamped the running backs room, adding Frank Gore, T.J. Yeldon and newcomer Devin Singletary to join incumbent LeSean McCoy.
The pecking order going into training camp seems to be McCoy, together with Gore supplementing, Yeldon as a third-down pass-catching back and Singletary possibly growing to a bigger three-down-potential role.
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Even though McCoy and Gore appear to get a leg up on pops if both remain fit, Yeldon informed the Buffalo News recently he enjoys the opportunity to carve out a significant role.
“That is a boon. Coming in my first few years, I did not have vets like this,” Yeldon said of playing with McCoy and Gore. “Being here in this circumstance, I can find out a lot from these guys. It is a lot for me to carry with me in my future years. It’s going to become a contest. That. There’s likely to be competition regardless.”
In four seasons in Jacksonville, Yeldon notched 465 conveys for 1,872 yards (4.0 YPC) and six TDs. Most of his usage came from the passing game where he created 171 grabs for 1,302 yards and six touchdowns. Many of Yeldon’s touches will likely arrive from the passing game in Buffalo, but the 25-year-old is ready to battle for more chances.
“I feel as though I’m a do-it-all back. I am able to run. I can grab the ball,” he said. “Making plays with the ball in my hands is something I really do. (My receiving) is just a plus.”
After training camp opens July 24, Yeldon is going to have the chance to battle for longer snaps.

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