The Buffalo Bills announced the signing of their fourth free agent of the 2016 offseason on Monday: veteran defensive back Corey White was added to the roster.
White, who turns 26 next month, was a 2012 fifth-round pick of the New Orleans Saints, where he played for then-Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in 2013 and 2014. In those two years, White started 15 out of his 31 games in Ryan's defense, quickly moving up the depth chart thanks to his versatility.
Versatility is the name of White's game; he played safety collegiately at Samford, but has played both boundary and slot corner as a pro, in addition to seeing some time at safety. The 6'0", 210-pound athlete has 131 tackles and four interceptions to his name in 48 career games. After the Saints let him go following the 2014 season, White spent time with both the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals.
White's familiarity with Ryan (and by extension, the Ryan defense) and his versatility give him a solid chance at making the Bills' roster this summer, but it might be a touch more surprising if he ends up pushing for a serious playing-time role. He'll need to play special teams to crack the roster.