Bills Officially Sign FB Jerome Felton

The Buffalo Bills needed a fullback who could clear lanes for LeSean McCoy. Enter Jerome Felton.

The Buffalo Bills have officially signed FB Jerome Felton. The fullback had spent the last three seasons blocking for Adrian Peterson with the Minnesota Vikings. Now he’ll be paving the way for LeSean McCoy and company. Felton is a perfect fit for Greg Roman’s power-running offense.

Felton opted out of his contract with the Vikings in early February. Felton elaborated on why he opted out of his deal with Minnesota.

“When the situation with Adrian (Peterson) happened last year, I did not…the offense changed a little bit,” said Felton. “We did not use a fullback as much. I do not know what is going on in that situation still. I just wanted to make sure I gave myself the chance to go somewhere where I can contribute. Help the team win. Obviously when Buffalo gave me this opportunity I jumped at it. I am excited about it.”

When free agency began, the Bills sent Anthony Lynn, running backs coach/assistant head coach, on a private plane to pick up Felton. The fullback noted that he was impressed by how the Bills pursued him.

“It was first class all the way and they let me know their intentions from the get-go,” said Felton. “There was a lot of excitement around it and I know I’m wanted here and I feel good about it and I’m just ready to be a Buffalo Bill.”

Upon arriving in Buffalo, Felton met LeSean McCoy, the man he’ll be blocking for in 2015 and beyond. The two hit it off according to Felton.

“I got to meet LeSean Tuesday and we hit it off right off the bat,” said Felton. “We’re going to have a good year and I told him life is going to get easier for him. We’re both excited about it. I played with another great running back in Minnesota and LeSean is cut from the same cloth so I’m looking forward to it.”

In 2012, Felton made the Pro Bowl and was a second-team All-Pro. In his career, Felton has 46 carries for 163 yards and 43 receptions for 352 yards.


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