Bills To Sign T.J. Yeldon

The Bills are set to sign running back T.J. Yeldon, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). When finalized, it’ll be a two-year deal for the veteran.

The 25-year-old (26 in October) met with the Patriots earlier in the month but wound up signing with a different AFC East team. With Buffalo, Yeldon will serve as a backup behind LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore, two talented players who are both on the other side of 30.

Jacksonville scaled back Yeldon’s role over time. After a 182-carry rookie season, the former second-round pick ended his Jaguars stay as the team’s third-string running back behind Leonard Fournette and Carlos Hyde. Still, Yeldon managed a respectable 4.0 yards per carry last season and has hit the 5.0 ypc mark in the past.

And, despite the lack of carries, Yeldon caught a career-high 55 passes for 487 yards and four touchdowns last year. Only two Bills — wideouts Robert Foster and Zay Jones — topped Yeldon’s receiving-yardage total last season.

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4 comments on “Bills To Sign T.J. Yeldon

  1. connfyoozed

    This is a nice pickup. With Yeldon’s time in Jacksonville remember that they never had a solid offensive line, Thayer had Bortles which meant teams were stacking the box to stop the run, and once they drafted Fournette he took the lion’s share of the work when healthy. Yeldon is no stud but he’s a solid piece to have.

  2. billykent

    I love this signing…TJ Yeldon has been productive as a passrusher/catcher even with the crappy situation at Jacksonville…I like his size and elysiveness… Additionally, its evident that he’s worked hard on the skills he was lacking prior to his being drafted several years ago…Solid addition to the team!

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Strange to see an article with everyone polite and in agreement….lol.

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