Bills writer Mike Rodak notes receiver Jeremy Kerley seems to have solidified a role as the slot receiver in new coordinator Brian Daboll's offense.
Rodak went on to say the Bills are using the Patriots system and that spot has produced guys like Wes Welker and Julian Edelman. Keep in mind the Bills QB situation is a bit of a mess right now so this may take some time.
The Bills wide receiver corps is one of the league’s thinner ones heading into training camp, which would seem to bode well for 2017 second-round pick Zay Jones‘ chances of seeing a lot of playing time once September rolls around.
While that may be the case, General Manager Brandon Beane made it clear last week that Jones won’t be guaranteed anything this season.
“He’s not just going to necessarily go right to the top of the line,” Beane said during an appearance on WGR 550, via NewYorkUpstate.com. “He’ll have to earn his way. Part of that will just be just getting his feel. He’s only played with Nathan Peterman. He has not got to play with Josh Allen or AJ McCarron yet. So that bond there will just have to form.”
Jones had a quiet rookie season dealing with a shoulder injury. As the story pointed out, it's not an overwhelming list of WRs, so Jones certainly has a chance to make his mark and earn a key role in the offense.
With not much depth at the receiver position in Buffalo, Kerley could etch out a role for himself either as the team's No. 2 wideout or in the slot. If it does turn out he has earned a significant role, you might want to consider him in the very late round of fantasy drafts. But temper expectations as he has never caught more than 64 passes in a season and he might be catching passes from A.J. McCarron.
Dec 18, 2017 · 6:49 PM EST
Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, who rejoined the New York Jets last week upon returning from a four-game league suspension, was waived Monday by the team.
Kerley's one-week roster exemption expired at 4 p.m. Monday. Instead of activating him to the 53-man roster, the Jets decided to part ways with the veteran receiver and punt returner.
He was the Jets' No. 3 receiver until Nov. 6, when he was suspended for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Kerley claimed he didn't knowingly take any illegal substances, saying last week that "a ghost" was responsible for his positive test.