"Yeates did not make a rapid enough recovery from knee surgery to play in 1973. He spent the entire season in the 'physically unable to perform' category and has worked hard to get ready for the 1974 campaign.
Jeff is considered a top prospect in the defensive line and combines great strength with exceptional quickness. He was the Bills' fourth draft pick a year ago.
Yeates was a three-year letterman and a defensive leader at Boston College. He made the All-East team as a senior and was chosen to play in the Senior Bowl.
He earned his degree in management."
-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook