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Bills boost defense with a former Colts cornerback

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That’s a nice addition for Buffalo.

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The Buffalo Bills made a strong off-season addition by signing former Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis. The deal is for one year, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The signing bolsters the Bills secondary as the former two-time Pro Bowler will join rookie phenom Tre’Davious White and 2017 NFL Interception Leader Micah Hyde.

Davis battled through injuries in both 2016 and 2017, ultimately leading to his midseason release by the Colts, but Davis was one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL from 2013-15. The 29-year-old is not too old for a comeback.

White and Hyde were joined by Jordan Poyer and roster-bubble cornerback Breon Borders as the only defensive backs on the roster prior to the signing of Davis, so cornerback was a major need. Davis won’t be battling an incumbent for time on the field and the best player will win.

The Bills really needed to fix their secondary with the Patriots expected to field yet another elite offense. While White is a great player, the Bills need four great coverage players in order to slow the New England attack. Davis is a good first step. There’s still a lot of work left to do.