If you’ve been following along with the regular updates from Buffalo Bills training camp, one name has assuredly stood out to you: defensive end Eddie Yarbrough. The second-year free agent failed to survive final cuts with the Denver Broncos last season, and as an undrafted player out of Wyoming, he didn’t carry much in the way of name recognition. Our quick profile from June essentially treated him as “just a guy” among the slew of depth options at defensive end.
You know the story since then. Yarbrough has shown consistent success in just about every practice. Starting with the third string, he played well enough to get a promotion above third-year pro Max Valles. He kept earning sacks in practice. Then Shaq Lawson tweaked his groin and Ryan Davis suffered a concussion. Suddenly, the Bills needed a player to fill in on the first string, and Yarbrough was their man.


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