Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Buffalo Bills sign CB Corey Graham

by Steve

Per a Tim Graham tweet (he blocked me so I'm not linking it) the Bills inked Buffalo native Corey Graham to a four year $16 million contract.  Graham won a Super Bowl as a cornerback with the Baltimore Ravens two years ago and was mainly their third or fourth option at the position.

This wasn't a huge position of need for the Bills but a team "now a days" can never have too many DBs on the roster.  He will be behind Leodis McKelvin (signed last year for $5 mil per) and first round pick Stephon Gilmore.

In Baltimore Graham's cap number was $2.65 mil last year.  It was reported that Graham was going to visit the Washington Redskins today.  Maybe the blizzard kept Graham in Buffalo and he some how got an escort to OBD for a physical and happened to have a pen in his pocket? Hmm.

Walterfootball had Graham ranked as the 14th best CB available in free agency.  At the time of the signing there were six "better" corners available including Darrelle Revis.  Moreover, Walterfootball graded the signing as thus:

Also PFT had Graham ranked as the 74th ranked free agent available when free agency began.

Granted this could be a money grab by a 29 year old guy in the tail end of his prime going to his hometown team knowing they'd want to sign him because it is something the Bills would do.  But I'm not going to knock the signing.  He is a veteran player who has won in the NFL at a reasonable price so why not.

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