Now that the dust of the 2011 Draft has settled, it’s time to analyze the current state of Buffalo’s roster. We’ll be taking a look at one position at a time. Today: FB.
Players Under Contract (2): Corey McIntyre, Jehuu Caulcrick
Possibly Departing Free Agents: None.
1) Corey McIntyre
2010 stats: 4 carries, 5 yards, 1 TD; 4 catches, 32 yards; 15 tackles
McIntyre will be entering his fourth year with the Bills in 2011, and I think he’ll last for at least a few more. While he’s not really a big part of the offense (as his eight touches in 2010 attest) he’s a serviceable blocking fullback and a very good special teams player.
It’s clear the Buffalo front office is pleased with McIntyre’s work, as he was rewarded with a two-year contract extension in September of 2010 that put him among the league’s highest-paid fullbacks.
It’d be pretty shocking to see McIntyre not listed as Buffalo’s starting fullback on the opening day of the 2011 season.
2) Jehuu Caulcrick
2010 stats: 1 carry, 2 yards
I listed Caulcrick as a running back during my analysis of that position, but he could be a fit here. Caulcrick’s a large man who has played some fullback during his other stops around the league. If McIntyre gets hurt, Caulcrick could get the nod.
In any case, Caulcrick has a shot to stick around as a fourth running back/second fullback, especially in case of an injury.
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