Aug 8, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Bryce Brown (35) runs the ball during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Similar to the tight end position, the Buffalo Bills made advancements and moves to secure players that would better the positions than the players that were currently there.
Running back was no different. In a blockbuster, one for one trade, the Buffalo Bills brought in LeSean McCoy to anchor the offensive backfield with Fred Jackson, Boobie Dixon, and Bryce Brown as the back-ups.
Karlos Williams was then drafted by the Bills this season and they currently have 5 players on their roster at the running back position.
With five backs listed, there is no way that they can take all of them into the season, at least one is going to be losing their spot on the Bills roster. That one person is Bryce Brown. Not really a special teams guy like Boobie Dixon is, and the veteran leadership that Jackson brings is unmatchable. Karlos Williams provides a very similar player but does not have the edge that Williams has out of the back field.
For the time being he is still LeSean McCoy’s back-up as he was in Philadelphia before traded for a 3rd round pick, but lack of explosiveness and fumbling issues will be the down fall for Bryce Brown and making the roster for the Buffalo Bills.
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