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Devin Singletary back at practice for Buffalo Bills

Good news in the lead-up to the game against the New England Patriots

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The Buffalo Bills received some good news on the injury front Thursday, as rookie running back Devin Singletary returned to the practice field. This bodes well for his potential availability for this week’s contest against the New England Patriots.

Singletary injured his hamstring late in Buffalo’s 28-14 victory over the New York Giants in Week 2. He was in the midst of another solid performance, as he carried the ball six times for 57 yards and his first professional touchdown in the contest. He was not targeted in the passing game.

For the season, Singletary has shown great explosiveness, as he has made the most of limited touches. He has ten carries for 127 yards on the year, adding five receptions for 28 yards.

Singletary’s absence was notable in Buffalo’s Week 3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, as the Bills were unable to exploit a weakness in Cincinnati’s defense—outside runs—as a result of Singletary missing the game. Veteran T.J. Yeldon was not nearly as effective as the rookie has been.

While this by no means guarantees that Singletary will be ready for a large workload against the Patriots this weekend, having him available would give Buffalo’s offense another layer of explosion in a pivotal match-up of 3-0 teams.