Does the addition of Frank Gore mean that LeSean McCoy or Chirs Ivory will be cut?
According to multiple reports, the Buffalo Bills have agreed to a one year two million contract with running back Frank Gore.
As of right now, the Bills have three 30-year-old running backs on their roster; Gore 36, LeSean McCoy 30, and Chris Ivory 30.
This means the Bills have the oldest backfield in the NFL.
This is uncommon in today’s NFL. Most organizations find their running backs in the NFL Draft in the later rounds. Buffalo, however, has added their running backs through trades and free agency.
Gore had a solid season last year with the Miami Dolphins. He was the best running back on a roster that also featured Kenyan Drake. Gore was able to record an impressive 4.6 yards per carry.
The Bills always seem to be talking team’s culture. Gore is one of the most respected players in the NFL and is a leader on and off the field. In the off-season, he often trains with new teammate LeSean McCoy thus there should be some chemistry in the running back room.
With Gore in the fold, the question still to be asked is how the Bills will find playing time for three veteran backs?
Ivory is likely going to be the odd man out and could even be a cap casualty.
Ivory has a cap hit of $2.9 million in 2019, and by releasing him, the Bills could save $2.15 million. This seems likely as the Bills already have two running backs over 30 and could still look to draft a young rusher in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Day one of free agency was a busy one for the Bills. The signing of Frank Gore was among the most intriguing and still leads to many questions going forward.