Bulls rookie James Cook is ‘eye-opening’ in training camp, splitting practice time with wide receivers.

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The Bills didn’t necessarily need to add to the running back position when they spent a second-round draft pick on Georgia’s James Cook this spring, with veterans Devin Singletary, Zach Moss and Duke Johnson already there. were Entering the home stretch of 2022 training camp, however, he’s glad he did. Coach Sean McDermott singled out Cook as the standout of the summer on Thursday. According to AthleticTelling reporters the rookie deserves credit for his work as both a runner and receiver.

“(He’s a) young player that has opened some eyes here,” McDermott said, per Joe Buscaglia.

Not only that, but Cook confirmed practice reps with the team’s current wide receivers on Thursday. Singletary and Moss stayed with the Bills’ incoming one-two punch, running backs, in the backfield while Cook joined Johnson, a popular pass catcher, at the position in receiver drills. He also received carries in team drills, however, another sign he’s ready to enter his rookie season with a legitimate role despite being a veteran presence at his position.

Singletary is expected to carry the bulk of the carries for Buffalo in 2021 after logging 870 career rushing yards. and a 2020 third-round pick, has been a short-yardage option for the team this summer. For starters, per Buscaglia. A good preseason performance, especially in pass protection, could open the door for Cook to see more snaps soon.

The younger brother of Vikings star Dalvin Cook, James totaled 1,012 yards from scrimmage for the national champion Bulldogs during his senior college football season.