Zack Moss listed as surprising inactive for Bills for Week 1 matchup vs. Steelers

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The Buffalo Bills made a surprising decision to make Zack Moss inactive for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Moss, listed as the No. 2 running back on the team’s depth chart, will sit out the opener in favor of Matt Breida — who Buffalo signed this offseason.

Moss was second on the Bills in carries (112) and rushing yards (481), and rushing touchdowns (four) last season. The 2020 third-round pick had surgery on his left ankle after last season and missed a portion of training camp. He spent most of the offseason rehabbing from the surgery.  

Breida has averaged 5.5 yards per touch for his career and 4.9 yards per carry, so there’s more room for explosiveness in the Bills offense. The veteran back struggled in 2020 with the Miami Dolphins. During his 12 games played (one start) for the Dolphins last year, Breida saw limited action, only recording 68 touches — totaling 350 yards from scrimmage, which averages out to 5.1 yards per touch. 

With Moss inactive, Devin Singletary is the clear No. 1 back in Buffalo. After averaging 5.1 yards per carry in his rookie year (2019), Singletary finished with 156 carries for 687 yards and two touchdowns in 2020 (4.4 yards per carry) while also recording 38 receptions for 269 yards (7.1 yards per catch). 

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