The Bills entered the week of the 2019 NFL Draft with Keith Ford as their only running back under contract for 2020. LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore are expected to shoulder the load this season, but the plan beyond that seemed murky.
With that in mind, running back was considered somewhat of a draft need for the Bills, whose top two running backs are both on the wrong side of 30.
But the team addressed that need Monday, signing 25-year-old T.J. Yeldon to a two-year contract.
Yeldon spent the last four years with the Jaguars after being the 36th overall pick in the 2015 draft out of Alabama. He has limited mileage on his body, carrying only 153 times over the past two seasons after the Jags invested yet another top pick on a running back, selecting Leonard Fournette fourth overall in 2017.
Iowa's T.J. Hockenson would fill Bills' epic drought at tight end: The last time the Bills had a good tight end was ... when, exactly? Mark Gaughan wrote that you have to go all the way back to Jay Riemersma's 2001 season to find the last time the Bills had a tight end who finished top-10 in receptions at his position. If the Bills draft Iowa's T.J. Hockenson on Thursday, that drought could be ended in the near future.
Breaking down the Bills' draft needs: Vic Carucci and Jay Skurski stopped by WGRZ's studio to break down the Bills' draft needs. Jay discussed why the Bills could draft an edge rusher while Vic hit on the need for a top receiver.
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