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Billieve: Should the Bills sign a veteran CB to compete with Levi Wallace?

Would Steven Nelson or Richard Sherman be an upgrade?

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It’s been a ritual every offseason for the past few years: the Buffalo Bills bring in someone to push incumbent CB2 starter Levi Wallace to start outside All-Pro CB Tre’Davious White.

On a team that has serious Super Bowl aspirations, that second starting cornerback job is one of the few areas where Buffalo could still upgrade its roster. On the latest episode of the Billieve Podcast, hosts John Boccacino and Jamie D’Amico discuss whether the Bills should consider signing a veteran free agent to compete with Wallace for that role.

Names like Kevin Johnson, Josh Norman and E.J. Gaines have signed with the Bills each offseason, hoping to steal the starter’s role from Wallace, but Wallace has withstood every challenge and enters the 2021 season as Buffalo’s starting CB2.

After breaking down the pros and cons of Wallace’s game, Boccacino and D’Amico run through the top veteran free agents on the market, names like Richard Sherman, Steven Nelson, Gareon Conley, D.J. Hayden, and Daryl Worley.

Regardless of whether any of those names are better than Wallace, our podcasters agree on one thing: With the pass-heavy nature of today’s NFL, the Bills would be wise to thoroughly examine signing more depth at cornerback, especially if anything were to happen to White or Wallace,

Boccacino makes the case for bringing in Nelson as his top choice, followed closely by Sherman, while D’Amico advocates for Worley or Conley as solid veteran additions.

Check out the latest Billieve Podcast for Boccacino and D’Amico’s thoughts on the Wallace and the competition at CB2, then join the conversation by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below.

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