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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Having veteran RBs is 'a blessing,' T.J. Yeldon says

Playing time could be a scarce commodity in the Bills' backfield. With LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, T.J. Yeldon and rookie Devin Singletary all in the mix, either the workload will be split or someone talented will get left out.

Yeldon, though, doesn't seem to harbor any negative feelings about having veterans around who will cut into his touches.

That's a blessing," Yeldon said of sharing the running back room with McCoy and Gore. "Coming in my first couple years (with the Jaguars), I didn't have vets like that. Being here in this situation, I can learn a lot from those guys. It's a lot for me to take with me in my future years. It's going to be a heated competition. That's one thing they told me coming in. There's going to be competition regardless.”

The "heated competition" could beg the question of why Yeldon even chose to sign with the Bills in free agency. He likely could've had a larger role somewhere else. But the Bills have a secret weapon: Running backs coach Kelly Skipper, who previously held the same role in Jacksonville.

“That's one of the main reasons why I wanted to come here,” Yeldon said of Skipper. “We had a bond my first two years there. He taught me a lot, so coming here I felt like was the right decision.”

Camp preview: Bills' backfield is overflowing with running backs: In addition to the four players mentioned above, the Bills also have Marcus Murphy, Senorise Perry and fullback Patrick DiMarco in the backfield. Here's hoping at least one of them can beat Josh Allen in rushing.


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