The rookie running back has been explosive and dynamic with the ball in his hands, showcasing the slashing, piercing running style that made Bills general manager Brandon Beane call Singletary the most fun player he watched in the entire draft. Following a brief setback earlier this year when Singletary missed three games due to a hamstring injury, the rookie runner had a career-high 95 yards against Washington in Week 9, combining for 140 yards from scrimmage in the 24-9 win. He was solid with limited touches against Cleveland in Week 10, averaging 5.3 yards per carry on eight carries (42 yards). Bills Digest recently caught up with Singletary for his thoughts on adapting to life in the NFL and his growing role on offense with the Bills.
1 You just played in Miami, which is where you grew up as a kid. Do you have any fond memories of going to any Dolphins games there when you were younger?
A: I went to like two Dolphins games growing up, that was about it. It was pretty cool. I wasn’t really a Dolphins fan but it was cool to go to the game. I didn’t really have a team growing up. If it wasn’t going to be Miami, I just wanted to see a good game.
2 Take me back to the play late in the Browns game on that final drive. In retrospect, do you think you should have tried to get out of bounds a little bit quicker to stop the clock?
A: Nah, I mean, I just tried to make a move real quick to try and get as many yards as I can. And I tried to get out of bounds. I just slipped. I tried to hurry up and get the ball back. So, no, I wouldn’t take it back.
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TRACKING TRAINING CAMP
Bills Digest was there for all the big moments at training camp. Here are some observations …
‘We're constantly trying to evolve'
For more on what’s happening within Buffalo’s offense, here are some highlights from offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s recent press conferences.
‘On the field you must flip that switch'
Here are some highlights from head coach Sean McDermott’s recent press conferences.
ALLEN GETS HISTORIC DEAL
Bills QB now under contract through 2028
Right back in the swing of things
It’s fair to say that this year’s Bills training camp looks wildly different from those of the past.
1st & Ten with STEFON DIGGS
Stefon Diggs had one of the best seasons ever by a Bills receiver in 2020, and he’s looking for an encore. Diggs was clearly amped up and ready to go as the Bills began their preparations for the new season, leading the huddle and supporting his teammates as they kicked off training camp in Orchard Park. Diggs recently touched on his goals for the upcoming season for both himself and the team in an informative discussion with members of the media. Here are the highlights from that discussion.
RUNNING BACKS: TOP AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS
Aaron Jones, Packers 5-9 • 208 pounds • 27 years old A fifth-round steal in the 2017 draft out of UTEP, Jones is equally proficient in the running and passing games. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards the last two years, and caught 49 and 47 passes, respectively. He’s also a touchdown machine with 30 TDs the last two years (25 rushing and 5 receiving). The son of two career Army officers, he’s a tough, driven player and the kind of guy players want on their team.
THE RIGHT STUFF?
Keeping two important starters is a priority as the right side of the O-line hits free agency
QUARTERBACKS: TOP AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS
Dak Prescott, Cowboys 6-2 • 235 pounds • 27 years old A solid starter who has a nice TD-INT ratio over his first five seasons (104-40), Prescott is an accurate thrower and very mobile. However, he’s coming off a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle, so it remains to be seen if this will impact his game moving forward.
TIGHT ENDS: TOP AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS
Hunter Henry, Chargers 6-5 • 250 pounds • 29 years old A very talented player, Henry has had issues staying healthy, unable to complete an NFL season, including missing the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL. But when healthy, he’s a terrific all-around tight end who really connected with Justin Herbert in 2020 with 60 catches. Henry is very good at finding holes in zone coverage.
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