A night after free agent offensive tackle Cornell Green visited to the Buffalo Bills, he was convinced to sign a three-year contract with the team, becoming the free agent who was signed by the Bills since the free agency began on Friday.
The 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds Green said the team has offered him starting job at right tackle, making him the replacement to Brad Butler who retired last month. Green is believed to be able to fit in that position as he had been a starting right tackle in the Oakland Raiders jersey for the last three seasons.
“I’m glad to have an opportunity to play over here. There’s a proud history of tradition here,” said Green during a teleconference call shortly after signing his contract. “I had opportunities to visit a couple of more teams, but at the end of the day, man, Buffalo made me feel real comfortable.”
Green’s signing is considered a start for restructure of the team under rookie general manager Buddy Nix and new Coach Chan Gailey, who are determined to improve a team that was young and riddled with injuries last season.