The Buffalo Bills were reportedly interested in signing veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson before he re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson said on his podcast All Things Covered.
Peterson, 31, spent the majority of his career with the Arizona Cardinals, playing the first 10 years in the league with the team that drafted him fifth overall in 2011. He started his career with eight straight Pro Bowl selections as well as being named a first-team All-Pro on three separate occasions.
This past season was his first year with the Vikings and he had 13 starts with 45 total tackles, one interception, and five passes defended.
The addition of Peterson would have made sense as an experienced cornerback who could compete with Dane Jackson for one of the starting jobs or be a veteran corner to step in as the top cornerback until Tre’Davious White is ready to return from an ACL injury.
Buffalo will likely select a corner in the upcoming NFL Draft even if they sign one in free agency.
The draft will be held in Paradise, Nevada, from April 28–30.