Bills signing Devonta Freeman for running back insurance
The Buffalo Bills are set to sign free agent running back Devonta Freeman to their practice squad, per ESPN‘s Adam Schefter. He will be filling in for the spot vacated by rookie ball-carrier Zack Moss who went down with a season-ending ankle injury in their game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Bills are signing former Giants’ RB Devonta Freeman to their practice squad, per his rep @DrewJRosenhaus. Bills need another back to make up for loss of RB Zack Moss.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2021
Moss ended his first year in the league with 481 rushing yards on 112 carries and four scoring touchdowns for the Bills. His absence now makes Devin Singletary serve as the primary running back for the team.
On the other hand, after concluding six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Freeman was eventually signed to a one-year contract by the New York Giants back in September of 2020. He was initially acquired to ease in the role vacated by star running back Saquon Barkley who previously went down with a torn ACL injury.
Freeman saw action in five games with Big Blue where he amassed a total of 172 rushing yards on 54 carries along with a touchdown scored. He was eventually waived in early January of 2021 which made him eligible to be signed by any team currently participating in the postseason.
Meanwhile, Josh Allen and the Bills just finished a tough Wild Card encounter against the Colts where they escaped on a narrow 27-24 victory. Hopefully, Devonta Freeman will be able to find his previous Pro Bowl form and contribute to the Bills’ Super Bowl aspirations moving forward.
The team is advancing to the AFC divisional round and will be facing the Baltimore Ravens on Jan. 16.