ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Bills appeared to bolster their passing game by signing free agent running back J.D. McKissic, according to multiple reports Tuesday, but McKissic on Wednesday changed his mind and re-signed with Washington.
Per ESPN, McKissic did not want to leave Washington but initially wasn’t offered a contract in free agency. When the Bills offered him a deal, he was going to take it, but Washington later matched it.
ESPN initially reported his deal is for 2 years and $7 million, plus incentives that could raise it to $8 million.
McKissic is most known for his receiving ability. He ranks third among all running backs in receptions over the past two seasons (123), trailing only five-time Pro Bowler Alvin Kamara (130) and Austin Ekeler (124).
As a rusher, McKissic averaged 4.4 yards per carry last season, gaining 212 yards on 48 carries.
McKissic did not play after Week 11 last season and was eventually placed on injured reserve due to a neck injury.
This story has been updated.
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