The Buffalo Bills had limited funds for free agency, but they added quality depth for affordable prices. Players such as Zach Brown, Corey White, Leonard Hankerson, and Sterling Moore signed team-friendly deals and could play meaningful roles with the Bills this season. The last name on this list, Moore, was recently named for having one of the most team-friendly cornerback contracts in the NFL by Pro Football Focus.
Moore's deal came in at No. 4 on PFF's list and here's what the analytics site said about Buffalo's cornerback:
4. Sterling Moore, Buffalo Bills
Years remaining on current deal: One
Average remaining cap hit: $0.68 million
Moore has bounced around the NFL during the course of his career, with stays in New England, Dallas, and Tampa Bay. In 16 starts the last two seasons (between two teams), Moore has produced positive overall and coverage grades. Last season, he allowed just two touchdowns into his coverage on 74 targets, intercepting one pass and defending three.
While Moore’s inclusion in this list has a lot more to do with his salary ($680,000) than any brilliant play on his part, the Bills get veteran presence in their secondary that has been a better (and cheaper) player than their current third cornerback, Nickell Robey. Last season, Robey was the 90th-highest-graded cornerback in the league, surrendering a 102.4 passer rating into his coverage and the fourth-most yards allowed (482) from the slot. Having a solid option to team with Ronald Darby and Stephon Gilmore should help Buffalo improve on their 11th-best pass-coverage grade last season in Rex Ryan’s second season at the helm.
As PFF noted, Moore is expected to compete for the slot cornerback job against Nickell Robey. There's a strong possibility that Moore wins the job and plays a big role for Buffalo at a small cost.null