Buffalo Bills: A primer on the 2018 running backs

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A detailed look into who is lining up at running back for the Buffalo Bills in 2018. This group could see some changes between now and Week 1.

As Buffalo Bills training camp continues, so does the running back competition.

The team added some new names to the squad either in the draft or during free agency. Here are some details about the group.

LeSean McCoy

After being traded in late 2015, McCoy has been etched as the starting halfback. He totaled 1,138 yards on 287 rushes and six touchdowns last season. McCoy reached a milestone as well last season: 10,000 career rushing yards.

McCoy is currently being investigated after being accused of domestic assault against this ex-girlfriend. If disciplined by the NFL, it could hurt the Bills.

Chris Ivory

As a free-agent signing, Ivory has been slated to be the backup to McCoy. He spent last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Some were skeptical with this signing after showing a downfall last season. He tallied 382 yards and only one touchdown. He played behind Leonard Fournette and T.J Yeldon.

He is a better option than Mike Tolbert as backup running back and has showed some sparks at training camp already.

Marcus Murphy

Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2015, Murphy hasn’t seen much action. He has had eight rushing attempts in his whole career. He is young and looking for his place. From what I have seen in camp of him, he has a good chance to become really good.

He has a smaller figure at 5-foot-9 and 195 pounds, but has the speed and ability to get through defenders.

Travaris Cadet

Entering his seventh season in the league, Cadet is overcoming a injury sustained last season with the Bills. Playing just six games with the Bills last season, he totaled 93 yards on 22 carries. He is on his fifth team and has battled injuries on many of them.

Taiwan Jones

After spending six seasons with the Oakland Raiders, he has been used more as a return specialist. Jones played eight games last season but only tallying one completion for 11 yards. He could have a potential with the team, but that’s up to competition.

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The Bills currently have seven running backs (including FB Patrick DiMarco) on the roster. Keith Ford is the one not included in this primer. Some have to go by the end of the month.