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RB snaps have favored Brown, Choice

Posted by Chris Brown on August 29, 2013 – 5:16 pm

The battle for the third running back spot on Buffalo’s roster has been tight. Tashard Choice is widely seen with the edge going into tonight’s preseason finale, but Kendall Gaskins and Zach Brown are in close pursuit. Here’s a look at how the reps through the three preseason games have played out, knowing Brown and Gaskins figure to get a big dose of work tonight.

Gaskins, who has the fewest offensive snaps to this point, is hoping extra snaps will allow him to get into the flow of the game more effectively.

“(With more work) the coaches will be able to see a lot more rather than just a short period of time,” Gaskins told Buffalobills.com. “I have to be able to get into the rhythm of the game the whole time. So I’ll be able to show more than what I’ve shown before.”

RB offense snap counts thru 3 games
Tashard Choice                  58
Zach Brown                        50
Fred Jackson                      46
Frank Summers                 38
C.J. Spiller                            37
Drew Smith                         34
Kendall Gaskins                  30

RB special teams snaps counts thru 3 games
Frank Summers                 29
Tashard Choice                 19
Kendall Gaskins                 5
Drew Smith                        4
Zach Brown                        3
C.J. Spiller                            0
Fred Jackson                      0


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RB Brown happy for opportunity

Posted by Chris Brown on August 2, 2012 – 8:45 pm

Newly signed RB Zach Brown was glad to get the call he was waiting for from the Bills or any other NFL club for that matter. But if any team had given him an idea they were interested it was Buffalo.

Brown got a three-day tryout opportunity with the Bills during rookie minicamp and was hoping there would be some kind of follow up opportunity.

“I did a real good job there,” said Brown of his tryout weekend with Buffalo. “I got good feedback. I just felt like I did a real good job so anything could happen.”

Brown is now in Bills camp, but is at a deep position of running back.


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New RB limited

Posted by Chris Brown on August 2, 2012 – 11:34 am

Newly signed RB Zach Brown will be on the practice field this afternoon, but he won’t be able to do everything.

As part of the new CBA, by rule players that have not been with a club at the start of training camp cannot practice in pads for three days. That means that this afternoon and for Friday’s practice Brown will only be able to do individual positions drills and any other non-contact work. On Saturday he’ll be able to put the pads on.

It’s somewhat of a safety measure designed to get a player that hasn’t been in the practice setting up to speed to reduce the risk of injury.


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Zachary Brown numbers

Posted by Chris Brown on August 2, 2012 – 7:44 am

With rookie RB Zach Brown signing with the Bills, here are a few of his numbers from his pro day.

At Pitt’s pro day, Brown ran a 4.73 40-time with a 1.69 10-yard split, had a 30 1/2 inch vertical leap, 9’4″ broad jump and a time of 7.23 seconds on the three cone drill.

Here also are his career stats from college.

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2007 Wisc  12 119 568 4.8 5 4 23 5.8 0
2008 Wisc  12 55 305 5.5 3 8 47 5.9 0
2009 Wisc  12 66 279 4.2 3 8 35 4.4 0
2011 Pitt  9 82 336 4.1 5 25 184 7.4 0
Career   45 322 1488 4.6 16 45 289 6.4 0

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