William James Signs

Buffalo solidified its secondary with two veterans Tuesday. James brings size and experience.

In lieu of Bryan Scott's re-signing, free agent cornerback William James (formerly Will Peterson) signed a two-year deal with Buffalo Tuesday, according to ESPN.com's John Clayton. James had visited the Bills facilities' last week.

In Buffalo, James will have an opportunity to start - the Bills' top selling point. Houston and Atlanta were also in the mix, but Buffalo offered the best the shot for James to start in the end. He'll battle with incumbent Jabari Greer for the corner spot opposite of Terrence McGee.

James has played seven seasons in the NFL - all in the NFC East. He spent five years with the N.Y. Giants and the last two in Philadelphia. Last season, he recorded 31 tackles and one pick for the Eagles. He played the 'nickel' position behind Philly's top cornerbacks, Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown. James' best season came in 2004 with the Giants when he made 69 tackles, broke up 14 passes and had two interceptions.

James' biggest asset is size. At 6-0, 200 lb. he immediately becomes one of the Bills' most physical corners.

Check the BFR tomorrow for more analysis.

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