Buffalo Bills: Tyrel Dodson working at backup middle linebacker
On Friday, Leslie Frazier provided some insight into the backup linebacker position, in particular who is behind Tremaine Edmunds.
This training camp for the Buffalo Bills, it has been tough to get a handle on where certain players are playing and where they may be on depth charts. On Friday, Leslie Frazier provided some insight to the linebacker position and what the backup position may look like.
The Buffalo Bills’ assistant head coach/defensive coordinator was asked about Tyrel Dodson and said, “He has been a backup MIKE (MLB) for us but does have ability to play outside linebacker for us. His strength is really how smart he is and had a really strong grasp of our defense early on.”
When looking at this roster, the depth at linebacker would have to be considered a weakness due to the lack of experience. Over the offseason, the team lost Lorenzo Alexander but also didn’t bring back Julian Stanford so there was some pieces that needed to be replaced.
The team signed free agent A.J. Klein, who could play middle linebacker but is expected to be starting next to Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano. This is certainly good news to hear that Dodson is position to fill this need for the Bills.
Frazier also provided an update on Vosean Joseph, who recently suffered an injury during training camp. “He had a bit of a setback a few days ago with an injury and now just trying to get back.” He went on to say that he is talented but at this point he needs to get reps.
Joseph was a fifth round pick by the Buffalo Bills last year and he looked really good during preseason last year. However, a shoulder injury forced him to miss his entire rookie season. It isn’t good to hear that he is still dealing with injuries but if he can stay healthy he could be a future starter in this defense.