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Bryce Brown | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Kansas State
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ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak expects Bryce Brown to be traded or released.
Brown has been buried on the depth chart all summer, and missed time with a hamstring issue. Brown has mouthwatering raw ability, but frustratingly little feel as a runner. Brown is still only 24. He'd get scooped up elsewhere if he's waived. Aug 24 - 3:29 PM

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Bryce Brown had six carries for 52 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's preseason opener.

Brown was the third back through Buffalo's rotation. His training camp fumbles have him in Rex Ryan's doghouse, but Brown managed to outplay rookie Karlos Williams on fewer touches. The Bills could shop Brown for a late-round pick once Fred Jackson (hamstring) and Anthony Dixon (calf) get healthy.
Aug 14 - 11:22 PM

Bryce Brown appears to have fallen behind fifth-round rookie Karlos Williams on the Bills' tailback depth chart.

Brown has continued to fumble away his opportunities -- literally -- on the practice field, while Williams will be a core special teamer for Buffalo. As will be Anthony Dixon. All of them are behind LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson. Coach Rex Ryan recently called Brown "disappointing, to put it mildly." Brown should be hitting waivers sometime before September begins.
Aug 10 - 3:43 PM

Bryce Brown had yet another fumble in Saturday night's Bills scrimmage.

It's Brown's third-seen fumble by reporters in a full-team setting. He finished the night with three carries for 26 yards and a lost fumble, a classic Bryce Brown stat line. "Brown has to find a way to hold onto the football or we can't trust him, said coach Rex Ryan following the scrimmage. "It's as simple as that." The Bills traded a fourth-round pick for Brown last spring.
Aug 8 - 11:16 PM

Bills RB Bryce Brown "just can't seem to shake the fumble problem" in training camp.

Brown has been carrying the football like a loaf of bread throughout his career. In a goal-line drill at Friday's practice, Brown was stuffed five times in six snaps, and fumbled on the other one. Beat reporters have noticed two Brown fumbles in team drills. Brown is not expected to make the Bills' 53-man roster.
Aug 7 - 3:38 PM

ESPN’s Mike Rodak doesn’t expect the Bills to keep Bryce Brown.

Brown has been getting second and third-team reps at OTAs. The Bills are only expected to keep four running backs, leaving Brown to beat out Anthony Dixon and Karlos Williams. Brown could be a preseason trade candidate.
Jun 12 - 6:58 PM

Bryce Brown reported to Bills OTAs on Tuesday.

Brown had skipped previous "voluntary" workouts following the birth of his child. It's absurd that a player could draw criticism for skipping supposedly voluntary May practices for the birth of his child, but so is life in the modern NFL. The missed sessions definitely didn't help a back who was already in danger of getting waived. Still only 24, Brown boasts big-time upside, but likely won't tap it in Buffalo.
May 26 - 7:35 PM

Bills RBs coach Anthony Lynn conceded Bryce Brown is falling behind.

Brown missed the Bills' April minicamp and this week's workouts for personal reasons. It's trouble for a player on the bubble and meeting a new coaching regime. "I don't know much about him at all," Lynn said of Brown. "I've only met him once. ... Yes, it will set him back. I mean, he's 5-6 weeks behind everyone else. Once he gets here, it's going to be hard to slow down and catch him up."
May 21 - 8:07 AM

Bills RB Bryce Brown has not been at voluntary workouts this offseason due to a family commitment.

Brown wasn't at the veteran minicamp last month and isn't at this week's workouts either. It's going to raise eyebrows, especially with a new coaching regime in town and the selection of Karlos Williams in the draft. Brown will enter training camp on the roster bubble.
May 19 - 12:49 PM

Bills RB Bryce Brown's roster spot could be in jeopardy after the team drafted Karlos Williams in the fifth round.

Mike Rodak and Joe Buscaglia, both Bills reporters, immediately tweeted goodbyes to Brown after the Williams pick. Brown is a significantly more talented runner than Williams, but he makes frustrating mental mistakes and does not take care of the ball well. Even if Brown hangs around, he will be no better than fourth on the depth chart.
Source: Mike Rodak
May 2 - 2:48 PM

Speaking about Bryce Brown Tuesday, new Bills coach Rex Ryan referred to him only as "the fast dude," and said he's "not going to learn his name until he holds onto the football."

Ryan has already said he wants LeSean McCoy to be a "bellcow," and that Fred Jackson will see action on third downs. Absent injury ahead of him, that leaves Brown without a role, and possibly even a roster spot. Still only 24 (in May), Brown has oodles of upside, but is running out of time to prove he can be a consistent, sure-handed NFL player.
Mar 24 - 2:23 PM

Rex Ryan did not mention Bryce Brown while discussing his running back depth Tuesday.

Ryan did mention Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon as his backups to bellcow LeSean McCoy. It's not a huge surprise as Brown's east-west, sideline-running style does not fit Rex's preferred ground-n-pound. That fourth-round pick the Bills gave the Eagles for Brown on draft day in 2014 continues to look like a waste.
Mar 24 - 10:34 AM

WGR 550 Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia considers Bryce Brown a "near lock" to make the Bills' roster.

Per Buscaglia, the Bills' top beat writer, Brown is GM Doug Whaley's guy after Whaley shipped a fourth-round pick to the Eagles last draft for Brown. The previous coaching staff wasn't a fan of Brown, as they only used him after both C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson were injured. Brown still appears to be the No. 4 back, and Buscaglia doesn't think he's a "threat for any significant touches."
Mar 15 - 10:42 AM

Bills GM Doug Whaley said there's "going to be some work that has to be done" if free agent RB C.J. Spiller walks.

This would have been an easy spot for Whaley to talk up Bryce Brown, who was buried behind Fred Jackson and Spiller last year. Instead, Whaley talked up the running back draft class and only said Brown will get a "clean slate." The ex-Eagle has a 36-126-0 line in seven games as a Bill. "We’re excited to see him come in with a clean slate like everybody else and perform like we think he should," Whaley said.
Feb 20 - 12:02 PM

Bryce Brown rushed four times for 20 yards and caught a 40-yard pass in the Bills' Week 15 win over Green Bay.

On a day where Kyle Orton completed just 14 passes, Brown actually led Buffalo in receiving yards on one catch, which came on a blown coverage. He was lined up at wide receiver and left wide open for the big gain. Brown is underutilized as a change-of-pace back behind Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon. He has no fantasy value entering a Week 16 date with the Raiders.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2Matt Cassel
3E.J. Manuel
4Matt Simms
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
3Karlos Williams
4Bryce Brown
5Bronson Hill
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
FB1Jerome Felton
2John Conner
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Dezmin Lewis
5Marcus Thigpen
WR21Robert Woods
2Percy Harvin
3Chris Hogan
4Deonte Thompson
5Andre Davis
WR31Percy Harvin
TE1Charles Clay
2Matthew Mulligan
3MarQueis Gray
4Chris Gragg
5Nick O'Leary
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay