Adam Schefter reports that the Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with former New England Patriots running back Damien Harris for a contract that will last for one year. The announcement was made on the same day that former Bills running back Devin Singletary agreed to terms with the Texans for a one-year contract.
Making things official! 😁
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) March 21, 2023
The Patriots have already made preparations to go forward without Harris in their roster. They brought in James Robinson, who will work well alongside Stevenson as a complementary player. During the previous year, Stevenson ran the ball 210 times for a total of 1,040 yards. With Harris’s injury history, it’s possible that Robinson may see an increase in playing time, but Stevenson remains the unquestioned starter for the Patriots.
After suffering from a string of injuries in the middle of the season, Harris had his place in the Patriots’ backfield pecking order usurped by Rhamondre Stevenson. Last year, he participated in a total of only 11 games, but he still managed to carry for 462 yards and score three touchdowns on 106 attempts. He gained an additional 97 yards by catching 17 passes.
Singletary led the Bills in rushing with 177 attempts for 819 yards, followed by Josh Allen in second place with 124 attempts for 762 yards, and James Cook in third place with 89 attempts for 507 yards. Cook is going to have the most of the carries, while Hyheim Hines is going to be used in certain passing down situations. Harris will be a challenge for Cook, but for the time being, his worth in fantasy football is rather limited outside of the context of serving as a handcuff to Cook.