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The Buffalo Bills fullback battle was named an under-the-radar storyline by ESPN

Jerome Felton will have to battle Glenn Gronkowski for a roster spot.

Buffalo Football Report has noted that Jerome Felton is on the roster bubble in his second season with the Buffalo Bills. The Bills signed Felton last year to a 4-year, $9.2 million contract but only used the fullback on 285 offensive plays. Simply put, the Bills didn't get much back on their investment in year one. In the offseason, the Bills signed undrafted free agent Glenn Gronkowski to compete for a roster spot against Felton. Gronkowski an H-back, could provide more in the passing game and will be given an opportunity to take Felton's spot. 

Fullback may not be the most interesting roster battle for the Bills, but ESPN's Mike Rodak named it as Buffalo's most under-the-radar storyline.

Last offseason, the Bills made Jerome Felton the league's highest-paid fullback, but he played in only 26.5 percent of offensive snaps, seventh-most among the shrinking group of NFL fullbacks. The Bills signed Glenn Gronkowski, the youngest brother of Rob Gronkowski, as an undrafted free-agent this spring, and general manager Doug Whaley stated "Goose" Gronkowski has a "good shot" to make the 53-man roster. That would put Felton and his $2.3 million cap number at risk, especially considering that the Bills will need to find 2017 salary-cap space to re-sign top cornerback Stephon Gilmore and quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

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