A power running game needs a fullback so when the free agent market opened Buffalo didn't waste any time bringing Minnesota free agent FB Jerome Felton to One Bills Drive for a visit. The Bills dispatched Assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn by private plane to pick Felton up and bring him back to Buffalo late Tuesday.
Felton (6-0, 246) is considered one of the most accomplished blockers on the market. Originally a fifth-round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2008, the 28-year old has played the last three seasons with Minnesota. He's primarily served as the road grader for perennial Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson in his time with the Vikings.
The fullback earned an NFC Pro Bowl nod himself in 2012. Felton was also named 2nd Team All-Pro that season. This past year Felton ranked sixth among fullbacks in terms of blocking efficiency according to ProFootballFocus.
The last fullback on Buffalo's roster was Frank Summers, who was released midway through the 2014 regular season.