ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo native Corey Graham is living his childhood dream, after agreeing to terms on a four-year contract with the Bills Wednesday.
“It’s unreal,” Graham said today. “It’s kind of a surreal feeling. I grew up as a kid being a Buffalo Bills fan, watching Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, guys like Steve Tasker and Bruce Smith play, and I always had a dream of playing and being a Buffalo Bill.”
Graham’s agent told News 4 Sports on Monday, there was “very, very strong interest” in the free agent cornerback. As it turned out, Graham said he had several offers. He actually accepted the Bills’ offer while on a free agent visit with the Washington Redskins.
“It’s weird because I was in the middle of a film session with the coaches in Washington and then someone comes in and said, ‘Your agent wants you to call him right now.’ I leave, call my agent and he tells me about the situation with Buffalo and how they’re very serious and everything. It really came down to that,” said Graham.
“I’m in my hotel room getting ready to go to dinner with Washington and he calls me and tells me about the deal and how everything went down. It was a no-brainer for me to sign the deal. To have an opportunity to go back home and play for the Buffalo Bills and be in my home town and help out the kids in the community in my hometown, it’s a no-brainer for me. I ended up signing, basically agreeing to the deal, and not even going to dinner with the Washington Redskins coaches or anything like that. I had to cancel everything.”