The Buffalo Bills‘ biggest issue moving forward this season is the health of their secondary.
Micah Hyde is out for the season and various other defensive backs, including Jordan Poyer, are dealing with injuries as well.
As a result of the injuries, the Bills are looking into signing free agent cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
FA CB Xavier Rhodes is visiting with the #Bills today, per source.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 27, 2022
The 31-year-old Rhodes is a 2x All-Pro and 3x Pro Bowler with 13 career picks and 92 passes defensed playing for the #Colts and #Vikings.
Rhodes is a former All-Pro cornerback who has reached three Pro-Bowls.
The former Florida State standout spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Minnesota Vikings before spending the last two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
Rhodes has been a durable, dependable defensive back for the duration of his career (he’s never played in fewer than 13 games in a season). He could certainly help Buffalo’s depleted secondary. And he’d bring a nice veteran presence to the locker room, too.
Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was Rhodes’ head coach during his rookie season in 2013 with the Vikings, so there’s some familiarity there.
Buffalo is in a tough spot when it comes to secondary depth, but signing Rhodes would definitely alleviate some of those concerns.
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