Buffalo Bills were reportedly interested in signing Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson, Minnesota Vikings (Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports)
Patrick Peterson, Minnesota Vikings (Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports) /

The cornerback position is one of the biggest needs currently on the roster for the Buffalo Bills. According to Matthew Coller of Purple Insider, the Bills were one of a number of teams interested in signing the veteran free agent before he decided to return to the Minnesota Vikings.

Peterson spent the majority of his career with the Arizona Cardinals, playing the first 10 years in the league with the team that drafted him fifth overall in 2011. He would start his career with eight straight Pro Bowl selections as well as being named a first-team All-Pro on three separate occasions. However, in the past few years he hasn’t played like that lockdown corner.

This past season was his first year with the Minnesota Vikings and he had 13 starts with 45 total tackles, one interception, and five passes defended. Even with the drop in performance, Peterson had plenty of interest in free agency and the Bills were interested in signing him along with the Washington Commanders, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Buffalo Bills should still be in the market for a veteran cornerback

Even though the Buffalo Bills were not able to sign Patrick Peterson, general manager Brandon Beane should still be looking to add another veteran cornerback. The Bills lost Levi Wallace this offseason and there are questions about Tre’Davious White’s availability to start the year due to the torn ACL.

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The addition of Patrick Peterson would have made sense as an experienced cornerback who could compete with Dane Jackson for one of the starting jobs or be a veteran corner to step in as the top cornerback until White is ready to return. The need still remains and it would be surprising if the Bills didn’t add a veteran cornerback prior to the NFL Draft.