Buffalo Bills continue the search for a younger running back

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The Buffalo Bills already added another veteran running back this offseason. The search continues to make the group a bit younger.

The big news of the day for Buffalo Bills fans is the 2019 schedule release happening tonight.

The front office likely knows the dates and times already, so they are continuing to work in improving the roster.

Running back is a position that stands out for the Bills at this point in time. LeSean McCoy remains the top back. Then there is Frank Gore at the ripe age of 35 going on 36. That creates a rather old group which is why some news from yesterday is a good sign.

That tweet was sent out Tuesday afternoon by Adam Schefter.

T.J. Yeldon has spent the first four years of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In that span he has rushed for 1,872 yards and six touchdowns. He has also added 1,302 receiving yards and six touchdowns through the air.

Yeldon has never had a huge workload but could be a great fit in Buffalo as part of the trio with him, McCoy and Gore. McCoy would get the majority of the work while Yeldon and Gore could fill in the rest.

This plan assumes that the Bills will improve up front in 2019 and Josh Allen won’t be forced to be the leading rusher for the team on scrambles.

I could see the Bills adding someone like Yeldon and still drafting a running back next week. Competition is always a good thing and the Bills may find that someone they draft exceeds expectations and needs to be on the roster. Or Yeldon could come in and blow everyone away in a new city.

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It is nice to see the Bills remaining diligent and meeting with free agents before the draft. An under-the-radar signing in April could be one that pays huge dividends during the season.