Posts Tagged ‘Secondary’

Scouting the Veteran Additions: What Corey Graham Brings to the Buffalo Bills

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Instead of stealing passes from the Bills, Corey Graham will be trying to make plays for Buffalo in 2014, whether it be as an outside cornerback, slot cornerback, safety and/or special teams. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

With prolific passing offenses more prevalent than ever in today’s NFL, securing quality secondary personnel is vital to being able to match up with modern aerial attacks. The Buffalo Bills made multiple additions to their secondary this offseason including Corey Graham, an eight-year NFL veteran who signed a four year, $16 million contract as a free agent.

Graham is tasked with challenging Nickell Robey for the team’s nickel cornerback role, while he can also provide depth on the outside and has the versatility to contribute as a safety.

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2014 NFL Draft Positional Breakdowns: Cornerbacks

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Justin Gilbert is the standout prospect of this year’s cornerback draft class. (Photo: Kevin Jairaj — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

How many times have you heard NFL coaches and executives say that you can never have enough good cornerbacks? This year’s draft class provides a host of intriguing prospects who could satisfy the league’s demand for talented cover cornerbacks.

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Aaron Williams Signs Four-Year Contract Extension with the Bills

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Aaron Williams signed a four year extension with the Bills on Wednesday. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

The Buffalo Bills have one talented safety hitting the free agent market, but they ensured Wednesday that their other starter at the position won’t be leaving anytime soon.

The Bills announced Wednesday that Aaron Williams has signed a four-year contract extension with the team.

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Stephon Gilmore Injury Will Be A Major Issue for Buffalo Bills Secondary

Monday, August 26th, 2013

The Buffalo Bills were relying heavily upon a healthy Stephon Gilmore to be their No. 1 cornerback this season. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills had a rough weekend. They lost to the Washington Redskins by a score of 30-7 in their third preseason game Saturday. The result of that game ultimately does not matter, but the disappointing play on both sides of the ball for the Bills was concerning. More concerning going forward, however, are the injuries that the Bills suffered Saturday.

The concussion suffered by Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb is troubling, as it leaves the Bills with their top two quarterbacks injured and potentially in a position to start undrafted rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel as their starter on Week 1 of the regular season. An injury on the other side of the ball, however, could present even more trouble for the Bills. The Bills confirmed Monday that the team’s clear-cut No. 1 cornerback, Stephon Gilmore, is out 6-8 weeks with a fractured wrist.

Of all the players the Bills could not afford to lose for an extended period of time, Gilmore was near the top of the list. There were already concerns about whether Leodis McKelvin is good enough to handle the No. 2 cornerback job, let alone the No. 1 cornerback role that he will now assume in Gilmore’s absence. Behind McKelvin, the Bills have no established cornerbacks who have proven themselves of taking on a starting role.

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