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4 Buffalo Bills who could emerge as preseason stars this summer

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 20: Matt Breida #22 of the Miami Dolphins is tackled by Vernon Butler #94 of the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 20: Matt Breida #22 of the Miami Dolphins is tackled by Vernon Butler #94 of the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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DAVIE, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 16: Matt Breida #22 of the Miami Dolphins runs with the ball during practice at Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southern University on September 16, 2020 in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Buffalo Bills RB Matt Breida

Previously with the Miami Dolphins (2020)

The Bills inked veteran running back Matt Breida to a one-year, $1,055,000 contract this offseason. Breida brings some much-needed speed to a backfield that really doesn’t have a straight-line burner, but a roster spot isn’t guaranteed. With Zack Moss and Devin Singletary likely locks to make it, Taiwan Jones returning to serve as a key special teams member, and Antonio Williams still in the mix, the running back battle will be very competitive.

The 26-year-old has been an effective change-of-pace back for the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers, averaging 4.9-yards-per-carry on 440 career attempts. He’s also shown he can be competent in the passing game, averaging a catch rate of 85% or better in each of his past three seasons while combining that with a respectable 8.6 yards per reception over his career.

Breida also has a touching personal story. He was adopted the day after he was born by Terri and Mike Breida.

“They mean everything to me. I could be somewhere else,” he told the 49ers’ website. “They gave me everything that they could even though we didn’t have a lot. Adoption or no adoption, family is family. I see them as my parents, from day one. No matter what. That’s mom and dad to me. I would do anything for them.”