Jun 18, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) laughs as fullback Frank Summers (38) and running back Fred Jackson (22) look on during the Bills Minicamp at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Bills head coach Doug Marrone only wants to use two running backs, not three

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The Buffalo Bills and head coach Doug Marrone have some options this season at the running back position. After the team traded for Bryce Brown this offseason, the backfield in Buffalo is wealthier than it has ever been.

However, when it comes time for the season to get underway, not all of them will get significant playing time. This has led some to believe that Marrone could utilize a three-headed monster at running back, but pump the brakes on that talk for now.

Marrone himself recently stated that he feels more comfortable with two running backs, as opposed to three. Meaning that two backs are going to be left out in the cold.

“I don’t know if I want to get it down to three. I’ve never been a guy that has three backs playing in the game,” Marrone said. “I’ve always believed, and you guys know, in the two backs. It’ll come down to two backs; the two backs going in there.”

Of course, the most likely candidates to lock up the top two spots are C.J. Spiller and veteran Fred Jackson, who just recently signed a one-year extension with the team.

Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon will still see playing time, but more than likely in specialized packages.


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