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Corey Graham restructures contract with Bills

Posted Mar 3, 2016

Veteran safety Corey Graham helped provide the Bills with some 2016 cap relief as he completed a restructuring of his contract Thursday.

Buffalo continued to find ways to make their 2016 cap situation more flexible. On Thursday they successfully restructured the contract of veteran defensive back Corey Graham. Graham, 30, who signed a four-year deal with the Bills as a free agent in 2014 was scheduled to carry a cap figure of better than $4.6M on Buffalo’s roster in 2016.

The front office obviously wanted to reduce that figure. Per team policy the details of the restructuring were not disclosed.

Graham made the transition from cornerback to full-time safety in 2015, and led the team in tackles with 122 including 91 solo. He also led the team in fumble recoveries, was tied for second in interceptions and had one of just two defensive touchdowns by the Bills last season. He also tied for the fourth-most tackles on special teams where he remained a core contributor.

Reunited with former Baltimore teammate Ed Reed, who joined Rex Ryan’s staff as assistant secondary coach, Graham could be poised to have an even more productive 2016 campaign.

The safety is the second Bills player this offseason to restructure his contract joining TE Charles Clay, who re-worked his deal Buffalo last month.