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Bills running back Wade hopes to hinge hype to roster spot

August 13 2019 9:32 PM

Christian Wade certainly knows how to make an entrance, but building on his surprising first impression could prove to be a tougher task.

The Buffalo Bills running back and former England rugby union wing scored with a 65-yard run on his first-ever touch in the NFL last Thursday as Buffalo opened preseason play against the Colts, taking off like a rocket after he found a hole and weaved his way through Indianapolis defenders.

Five days later — in a much warmer climate than he is used to in both Buffalo and his homeland as the Bills visit the Carolina Panthers this week — Wade is still savouring the moment that inspires him to continue down the new path he is on.

"I'm feeling really good right now. Scoring on my first touch in my first game just for me kind of gives me extra motivation to just keep doing what I've been doing," Wade told Stats Perform.

"There's been times where I've woken up and been 'this is really a struggle' and I guess doubting myself a little bit. Maybe sometimes not getting enough reps, which I guess is usual for a new guy.

"For me, I know I learn best by being on the field and playing … definitely have to work on the psychological side of things."

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