The Buffalo Bills are set to hold their first training camp practice on Wednesday at St. John Fisher University but that hasn't stopped Brandon Beane and the front office from trying to find ways to improve the roster. According to Aaron Wilson, the Bills will be hosting running back Darrynton Evans and tight end Jace Sternberger on Monday for tryouts.
These two tryouts are notable because they play two positions that have gone through some notable changes this offseason. At running back, the Bills didn't re-sign Devin Singletary and instead elected to bring in free agents Damien Harris and Latavius Murray.
However, based on his skillset, Evans likely will be competing with Nyheim Hines as that change of pace or receiving back. He was a third round pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2020 NFL Draft and spent only two seasons with the Titans before being released after the 2021 season.
Evans struggled to stay healthy during his time in Tennessee and had three trips to injured reserve in those two years. He finished with 16 rushing attempts for 61 yards and four receptions for 38 yards and one touchdown.
Jace Sternberger might have best chance at making the Buffalo Bills 53-man roster
At this point, both players would seem like a longshot to make the Buffalo Bills 53-man roster but if I was to give one better odds, it would be Sternberger. He was also a third round pick but was selected the year before Evans in the 2019 NFL Draft and selected by the Green Bay Packers.
He also only lasted two seasons with the team that drafted him after he was released shortly after serving a two-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Sternberger hasn't played in an NFL game since the 2020 season but recently has looked impressive in the USFL with the Birmingham Stallions.
He led the USFL in receiving touchdowns with seven receiving touchdowns and seems to be the type of tight end that the Bills are looking for. The scouting report for Sternberger on NFL.com described him as a player "with above-average ball skills, catch radius and route breaks that help him undercover on the second and third level."
It wouldn't be surprising if Sternberger has a good tryout and eventually a productive training camp, that he surpasses Quintin Morris on the depth chart for that third tight end spot.