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Corey Graham Signs With Buffalo


Former Ravens cornerback Corey Graham has  agreed to a deal with the Buffalo Bills, the team announced Wednesday night.

The deal is for four years and worth $16 million, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. Graham was reportedly visiting the Washington Redskins Wednesday but chose the Bills instead.

Graham, 28, spent two years in Baltimore and didn't miss a game. He logged 68 tackles, four interceptions, 12 passes defensed and one forced fumble last season.

He originally came to Baltimore as a special teams Pro Bowler in Chicago because the Ravens said they would give him a shot to prove himself on defense. Graham did just that, earning a payday elsewhere.

Graham emerged down the Ravens' stretch run in 2012. He picked off Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning twice in the AFC divisional playoffs, returning one for a touchdown. His other interception set up Justin Tucker's game-winning field goal in double overtime.

Last year, Graham lost his starting spot to Jimmy Smith. But Graham was still an essential part of the defense, and excelled in the slot as the team's No. 3 cornerback. He saw a lot of action considering many teams employ three wide receivers.

The Ravens will need another corner to step up and fill the void left by Graham.

That could be Chykie Brown, a former fifth-round pick who has served as a reserve cornerback in years past. Brown was a pivotal player in the Ravens' win over the Steelers in Week 13, defending wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders when a potential game-winning pass went incomplete. The only other cornerback currently on the roster is Asa Jackson.

Baltimore could also find a replacement on the free agent market or in the draft.

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