5 players with the most to prove during Buffalo Bills training camp

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2.) Nyheim Hines - Running Back

When the Bills traded for Hines at the trade deadline last season, the Bills were acquiring a player who could provide more of an offensive impact than Zack Moss, who they traded away for Hines to the Indianapolis Colts.

Hines was more so involved with special teams than the offense, but he has the ability to serve as a pass-catching back in the backfield. There is reason to believe that Hines could be used more for special teams rather than in the offense, but even if that is the case, he may not be a lock for special teams. 

If the Bills decide to bring on three running backs which include James Cook, Damien Harris and Latavius Murray, Hines might be more in play with returning kicks. Although, with the Bills signing Deonte Harty this past offseason, Hines may even have competition at kick returner as well.

With Hines getting a full offseason preparation and his first training camp with the Bills, he will have an opportunity to solidify what he can do rather than just jumping into uniform and playing right out of the gate. Hines faces pressure from both the running back position and on special teams.