For many things in life it’s true that “no news is good news.” When you’re vying for a spot on an NFL roster in a relatively deep position group, no news is more often bad news. For running back T.J. Yeldon, it would be reassuring to have some buzz surround you when you’re trying to ward off the likes of icons like LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore. Add an up-and-coming rookie like Devin Singletary to the mix and the need to stand out becomes more dire.
If you follow the usual outlets for Buffalo Bills related information, there’s been a definitive lack of information about the former Jacksonville Jaguars running back. Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News provided one of the most substantial reports regarding Yeldon on August 2.
“T.J. Yeldon getting some run with the first team during 11-on-11. LeSean McCoy is on a rest day, but still haven’t seen Yeldon much behind Josh Allen.”
If you subscribe to The Athletic, Joe Buscaglia wrote this article on the Bills’ roster. According to Buscaglia, T.J. Yeldon is battling Senorise Perry to remain on the roster. Special-teams contributions can often be a deciding factor for players on the fringe. At the NFL level, T.J. Yeldon has yet to be included in this facet of the game. This could add extra pressure in a battle against Senorise Perry, who has 826 special-teams snaps to his name in his three-year career.
As the Buffalo Bills take the field during the preseason, T.J. Yeldon will be looking to make his mark and remain on the roster. Without a major shakeup such as a trade or surprise cut in the running-back room. As it stands now, Yeldon appears to have an uphill battle.