Inside The Bills

Jauron on why the interest in FA RBs

Posted by Chris Brown on March 11, 2009 – 10:57 pm

Thus far this offseason Buffalo has hosted RBs Fred Taylor, Kevin Jones and DeShaun Foster. So why the interest with the likes of Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson on the roster? Bills head coach Dick Jauron stated that they’re looking for a number three back.

“We’re looking for a third guy and he may be on our roster right now, but we wanted to make sure that we covered the bases in free agency,” said Jauron. “We brought in a couple of really good veteran running backs that we thought would fit us really well. They opted to go other places, but we’d like to have that in place. We’ll keep looking. It doesn’t mean we’re dissatisfied with the people that are behind Marshawn (Lynch) and Freddie (Jackson), but we’ll keep our eyes open. We love that combination. We’d like to take a little bit of pressure off of them.”

If that’s truly the motivation you can understand why players like Taylor and Jones chose to sign elsewhere. They’re too accomplished to take on a #3 role. Taylor signed with New England, while Jones re-signed with Chicago.

Personally I think Omon is a pretty good catch for a number three back.


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