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Buffalo Bills sign CB Greg Mabin, release S Jonathan Dowling

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Mabin fits McDermott’s big CB mold.

Move over Gerald Hodges, Greg Mabin is now the freshest face in the Buffalo Bills locker room. The team announced today that they have added the former University of Iowa cornerback to their roster. Mabin was an undrafted rookie signing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, but he was waived shortly after a hamstring injury. They have parted ways with safety Jonathan Dowling to free up a roster spot for Mabin.

Mabin played in 35 games over his three year career at Iowa. He would’ve played more had his senior season not been cut short by an ankle injury he suffered in the last practice before Iowa’s incredible upset of then #3 University of Michigan. Over those 35 games he recorded 144 tackles, 17 passes defended, 3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries.

Prior to his junior season NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline said Mabin “has better size than [Desmond King] and also offers next level ball skills." Mabin’s 6’2”, 200 lb. frame make him the biggest corner on the Bills roster. That size fits right into the large cornerback mold Sean McDermott established in Carolina.