(WGR 550) -- The Buffalo Bills have gone into their backyard for their second free agent signing of 2014.
The team announced on Wednesday evening that they have signed veteran cornerback Corey Graham, a Buffalo native and graduate of the now defunct Turner Carroll High School. According to multiple reports, the contract is for four years and worth a total of $16 million.
“Early in the free agency process, we identified Corey Graham as a player who would help our football team,” Bills GM Doug Whaley said in the press release. “Graham is a smart, physical and tough cornerback who has had success with both the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens. He is playmaker defensively and on special teams. We believe he will help the Buffalo Bills improve in both areas in the years to come.”
Graham, 28, most recently played with the Baltimore Ravens, starting 13 games over the past two seasons. He had an outstanding run in the 2012 playoffs that helped the Ravens become Super Bowl Champions and has also carried around the reputation as being a very good special teams player.
Baltimore was the second stop in Graham's seven-year career, spending his first five seasons with the Chicago Bears. Throughout his career, the 6-foot, 196-pound cornerback has 314 tackles, 10 interceptions and four forced fumbles.
At the very least, Graham adds depth to the cornerback position that presently consists of Stephon Gilmore, Leodis McKelvin, Nickell Robey, Ron Brooks, Brandon Smith and Mario Butler.