Bills sign Boom Herron, add to RB depth

Boom Herron is back in Buffalo.

The 27-year-old running back signed with the Bills on Thursday, the team announced. The former sixth-round pick out of Ohio State last played for the Colts in 2015, but also spent four games with the Bills. Herron carried the ball 11 times for 37 yards during his brief stint with Rex Ryan.

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman has a fairly stacked deck at the position heading into camp. Outside of the LeSean McCoy/Karlos Williams tandem, the Bills also have Mike Gillislee and fifth-round pick Jonathan Williams competing for carries. Herron has a lifetime average of 4.2 yards per carry.

Herron had by far his best season back in 2014 as Trent Richardson insurance for the Colts, logging 351 yards over 78 carries. So far, he's carved out a nice career as a capable swing back and is the perfect insurance policy for Roman's hard-nosed running offense.

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