The Buffalo Bills might be gearing up to make a deal before the NFL trade deadline (Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 PM ET) according to a recent report.

Pro Football Focus NFL insider Doug Kyed reported on Tuesday that Buffalo is one of two teams (along with the Los Angeles Rams) that’s interested in trading for Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines.

From PFF:

The Colts could part ways with a longtime member of their backfield prior to Tuesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted on Monday night that “teams have reached out to the Colts to inquire about trading for RB/WR/PR Nyheim Hines, per sources.”

Sources told PFF that there are two top teams who have shown interest in the veteran running back.

The Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills are among the teams that have shown interest in available running backs this season.

Buffalo could use another running back to complement Devin Singletary on its push for a Super Bowl title. Singletary has 94 touches for 506 yards with one receiving touchdown and a 74.8 PFF grade this season. Rookie James Cook (76.8 PFF grade) has 29 touches for 210 yards with a rushing touchdown, and Zack Moss (58.7 PFF grade) has played just five games with 24 touches for 118 yards.

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Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines (21) runs the ball in ahead of Washington Commanders cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) for a touchdown Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, during a game against the Washington Commanders at Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Hines, a former fourth-round pick out of NC State, has basically become an afterthought in the Colts’ offense thanks to the presence of Jonathan Taylor.

But the former First-Team All-ACC running back has plenty of talent. He averages over four yards per carry for his career and he’s a legitimate threat in the passing game.

Hines has had 235 receptions since entering the NFL in 2018. That includes a 2020 season that saw the talented running back catch 63 passes for 482 yards and four touchdowns.

If the Bills can get Hines for cheap, it’s definitely a move worth making. He may not end up being a fantasy football superstar, but he would certainly bring another element to the Bills’ offense.

And that’s the last thing the rest of the AFC wants to see right now.

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