As the Buffalo Bills were adding two cornerbacks - first Aaron Williams of Texas, then Justin Rogers of Richmond - in the 2011 NFL Draft, Bills fans weary of the team addressing the position were reminded that without those two players on the roster, the team would've only had three cornerbacks under contract. With Drayton Florence and Ashton Youboty set for free agency, the team needed to replenish its depth.
Of those three cornerbacks under contract, one more - Reggie Corner, entering his fourth season out of Akron - is also entering a contract year.
In his first three years, Corner has mainly alternated between dime and nickel back, spending the majority of his time in the latter spot while also seeing some spot starting duty. Corner was used frequently by defensive coordinator George Edwards as a blitzer a year ago, picking up his first career sack. He finished his third season with 25 tackles, and has one career interception.
Knowing that the team would like to re-sign Florence and added Williams - two big players by cornerback standards - Corner may be a player type (5'9", 175 pounds) that's being phased out of Buffalo's defense. If that's the case, he'll need a big year to re-up with the team that made him a fourth-round pick out of Akron in 2008.