The Buffalo Bills have been a bit shorthanded at the running back position, so on Thursday morning, they decided to bring back a familiar face. The team announced that they've signed runner Boom Herron to an undisclosed contract to help out with the shortage at the position.
Herron joined the Bills in early October shortly ahead of Week Five of the 2015 season, and appeared in four out of a possible six games ahead of being released on November 25. Over that span, Herron rushed for 37 yards on 11 total carries with the Bills.
Later in the year Herron was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts, where he spent the remainder of the season. To make room on the roster, the Bills released undrafted free agent cornerback Julian Whigham.
Joe B's Take
Bringing back Herron helps the Bills on a short-term basis because of all the missing players at Organized Team Activities from this week. Herron wasn't getting much of a shot elsewhere, and already with a relative knowledge of the offense in Buffalo, they brought him back in.
During Wednesday's OTAs, the Bills only had rookie runner Jonathan Williams taking part in team drills. LeSean McCoy sat out with a tight hamstring, meanwhile Karlos Williams, Mike Gillislee, and James Wilder, Jr. all were not in attendance at practice as well.
To keep everyone fresh, there's a chance Herron could stick on through training camp. However, the odds for him making the roster by the end of the summer are long with McCoy, Karlos Williams, Gillislee, and Jonathan Williams all ahead of him at this point.