One Down: Bills Sign Cox

The Bills signed their first draft pick Friday, Pittsburgh corner back Kennard Cox. Buffalo drafted Cox in the seventh round to add depth in the secondary.

The Buffalo Bills made no bones about it in last April's draft. The secondary needs work.

So Buffalo drafted three cornerbacks in the first, fourth and seventh rounds.

One down, two to go.

The seventh-rounder, Pittsburgh CB Kennard Cox, was signed Friday the team announced. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Cox is the first Bills draft pick to sign.

Cox started two years in the competitive Big East conference, which featured some of the biggest receivers in the country. He finished his career with 98 tackles, one fumble recovery and two interceptions.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Cox is known as a physical corner that can play press coverage. He doesn't shy from contact in run support, either.

The Bills' CB Battle will be one to watch this training camp as eight cornerbacks will fight for roster spots. Terrence McGee is likely to start on one side with Leodis McKelvin probably battling William James and Jabari Greer for the other spot. Nickel and dime slots are wide open. Cox and fourth-rounder Reggie Corner will get hard looks at camp.

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