T.J. Yeldon spent Tuesday touring another AFC East team’s facility. After meeting with the Patriots last week, the former Jaguars running back is visiting with the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.
Jacksonville, however, diminished Yeldon’s role as his time in north Florida progressed. After a 182-carry rookie season, the one-time second-round pick ended his Jaguars stay as the team’s third-string running back — behind Leonard Fournette and Carlos Hyde. Yeldon has averaged north of 5.0 yards per carry, however, doing so as recently as 2017. He averaged 4.0 yards per handoff last season.
The 25-year-old runner was the Jags’ top pass-catching back for a while, however, and he hauled in a career-high 55 passes for 487 yards and four touchdowns last year. McCoy is obviously one of the best receiving backs of this era, but he is going into his 11th season. Only two Bills — wideouts Robert Foster and Zay Jones — surpassed Yeldon’s receiving-yardage total last season.
In Year 3 of the Brandon Beane/Sean McDermott partnership, the Bills have used free agency revamped their offense considerably. John Brown and Cole Beasley are in place at wide receiver, with Tyler Kroft now at tight end. Several new linemen are now on the roster as well. Yeldon would be a similar step for a Bills team that has changed up most of its McCoy supporting cast.
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