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Dan Herron | Running Back | #47

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 213
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (191) / CIN
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Bills signed RB Dan Herron.
Herron appeared in four games for Buffalo last season, racking up 57 total yards on 14 touches. He faces a tough road to a roster spot this season, however. With LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams and rookie Jonathan Williams locked in, he will likely have to beat out Mike Gillislee to stick with the team. Jun 9 - 9:36 AM

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Free agent RB Dan Herron worked out for the Dolphins on Monday.

It's the first we've heard of Herron since he wasn't tendered an offer by the Colts as a restricted free agent back in March. Herron turned 27 this offseason.
Jun 6 - 6:07 PM

Colts declined to tender restricted free agent RB Dan Herron.

He's now a free agent. Herron appeared in 10 games between the Colts and Buffalo, averaging just 3.1 YPC. He went unsigned until Week 5 last year and will struggle to resurface as a No. 3 back.
Mar 9 - 5:20 PM

Dan Herron rushed two times for eight yards and caught three passes for 16 yards in the Colts' Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

Herron was expected to take over Ahmad Bradshaw's workload, but played a limited role behind Frank Gore. He saw just 13 snaps, with the majority coming in garbage time. Herron should see a bigger role on third downs next week, but isn't more than a handcuff.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:16:00 AM

The Colts' official website expects Dan Herron to take on most of Ahmad Bradshaw's (wrist, IR) workload.

Bradshaw averaged 8.5 touches a game over the final four of his season and had at least seven touches in every game over that span. Herron showed he can be a solid fantasy contributor when given the touches down the stretch last season, and he should get a decent amount of work behind banged-up veteran Frank Gore. Herron is worth a stash for playoff-bound fantasy squads.
Source: colts.com
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 12:08:00 PM

Colts claimed RB Dan Herron off waivers from the Bills and waived RB Zurlon Tipton.

Herron reunites with the Colts, where he'll serve as the No. 3 back behind banged-up Frank Gore and role player Ahmad Bradshaw. Herron knows the offensive system and is a capable if non-spectacular all-purpose player.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Bills waived RB Dan Herron.

Herron averaged 3.36 YPC on 11 carries for the Bills across four games earlier this season when both LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams were hurt. Herron had been inactive the past couple weeks. He's now 26.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 12:24:00 PM

Bills declared RB Dan Herron, DT Kyle Williams, QB Josh Johnson, LB Randell Johnson, C Gabe Ikard, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, and DT Stefan Charles inactive for Monday night's Week 11 game against the Patriots.

Williams is the only injury. He's missed multiple weeks with a knee problem.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 07:12:00 PM

Bills declared RB Dan Herron, DT Kyle Williams, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, QB Josh Johnson, CB Mario Butler, LB Randell Johnson, and OL Gabe Ikard inactive for Week 9 against the Dolphins.

Sammy Watkins is dressed and active, as previously mentioned.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 11:33:00 AM

Dan Herron rushed nine times for 28 yards Week 5 against the Titans.

Heron had two more carries than Bobbie Dixon though Dixon out-touched him 10-to-9. Herron was just signed on Tuesday, but he has some familiarity with Greg Roman's system and will grow more comfortable with each practice rep. If Karlos Williams (concussion) is forced to miss Week 6, Herron would be the favorite to lead the backfield in touches. Even so, he will be nothing more than an RB4 flier against the Bengals.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 05:01:00 PM

Bills OC Greg Roman said there is a "good chance" RB Boom Herron is involved in the offense Week 5 against the Titans.

Herron just signed with the team on Tuesday, but he has some familiarity with the offense because of his time with Colts OC Pep Hamilton, who coached with Roman at Stanford. "I really like what I see out of him," Roman said, "like what I hear out of him and he’s picking things up pretty quickly." There is a chance Herron out-carries plodder Boobie Dixon against the Titans.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 09:37:00 AM

The Buffalo News "wouldn't be surprised" if Boom Herron out-carries Anthony Dixon this weekend.

Anthony Dixon will get the first crack at replacing LeSean McCoy/Karlos Williams, but is apparently still feeling the effects of his calf injury. "He hasn’t been quite as explosive as I’ve seen him," RBs coach Anthony Lynn said. "That’s why we went and signed another guy." We still tentatively expect Dixon to lead the backfield in touches, but at the very least, Herron is going to catch some passes. He's on the radar as an RB3 in PPR leagues.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Bills signed RB Dan Herron.

Herron was let go by the Colts just before the start of the season. He'll give the Bills some depth at running back while LeSean McCoy recovers from a hamstring injury. Last week's starter, Karlos Williams, is in the league's concussion protocol. Buffalo cleared a roster spot by placing TE MarQueis Gray on injured reserve.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 02:07:00 PM

Colts waived RB Dan Herron with an injury settlement.

If he clears waivers -- and we suspect he will -- Herron will become an unrestricted free agent. The Colts wouldn't be eligible to re-sign Herron for six weeks. They've moved on with Josh Robinson behind Frank Gore.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 04:02:00 PM

Colts RB Dan Herron (waived/injured) suffered a sprained AC joint in the fourth preseason game.

It is a relatively minor injury which raises serious questions about why the Colts waived/injured Herron. If they decide to place him on injured reserve once he passes through waivers, they will be without their presumed backup the entire season. If they release Herron with an injury settlement, they will have to wait until six weeks after he is healthy to sign him back to the active roster. Any other team could sign Herron in that time. It is highly unlikely Herron is back with the Colts this season, making Josh Robinson (concussion) the likely No. 2 behind 32-year-old Frank Gore.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 09:39:00 AM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
3Cardale Jones
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Reggie Bush
3Mike Gillislee
4Jonathan Williams
5Dan Herron
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Reggie Bush
FB1Jerome Felton
2Glenn Gronkowski
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Greg Salas
3Marcus Easley
4Jarrett Boykin
WR21Robert Woods
2Marquise Goodwin
3Walter Powell
4Kolby Listenbee
5Dezmin Lewis
WR31Marquise Goodwin
TE1Charles Clay
2Jim Dray
3Blake Annen
4Nick O'Leary
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Chris Martin
LG1Richie Incognito
2Cyril Richardson
3Jamison Lalk
C1Eric Wood
2Fernando Velasco
RG1John Miller
2Ryan Groy
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
3Marquis Lucas
K1Dan Carpenter