The Buffalo Bills addressed their defensive depth on Monday by signing two players. On Tuesday, they added another one to the fold.
The Bills announced that they have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Sterling Moore to an undisclosed contract. Moore most recently played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, started nine games for them while racking up 45 tackles, three forced fumbles, and one interception over the course of the season.
Moore, 26, is a five-year veteran that has started a total on 19 games over different stops with New England, Dallas, and of course, Tampa Bay. Last season, ProFootballFocus had Moore graded as the 64th best cornerback in the NFL.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the team, but Moore's agent tweeted that it was a one-year deal.
Joe B.'s Take
In need of depth all over the defense, the Bills have made another move to fortify the cornerback position with veterans in the event that either Stephon Gilmore or Ronald Darby get injured this season. Moore and Corey White, the cornerback the Bills signed on Monday, both have a considerable amount of starting experience.
The thing they also share in common? Each player has worked with the most notable addition to the Bills' coaching staff in 2016: Rob Ryan. Moore was with the Cowboys in 2012, Ryan's final year as Dallas' defensive coordinator.
Moore and White will likely work in tandem as the backup right-left cornerbacks behind Gilmore and Darby, so that way the Bills don't skip a beat and have to use an inexperienced player in case of injury. Moore will likely have to contribute on special teams as well.