PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WIVB) – Corey Graham is learning on the fly, trying to lock down a starting role in his new position at safety.
Graham, who played cornerback throughout his NFL career, first made the switch earlier this offseason. Through the first two days of training camp, he’s been out there with the starters – ahead of safety Duke Williams, who practiced with the top unit in OTA’s and minicamp.
“When you’re able to play man coverage in the safety position that is huge. So I think that’s obviously a big plus for us, and we want to plat a lot of man, so having that kind of skillset really helps,” said head coach Rex Ryan.
For Graham, having experience in the league – even though it was at a different position – helped ease his transition.
“Yeah definitely, because you kind of know defenses. You know the schemes and things like that, so it helps that I already know football a little bit. It’s a good time for me to play it. I’ll continue to get better and better, I just have to get the playbook. Being in Rex’s defense doesn’t make it easy. It’s a lot of calls and things like that, but it’s something I’m prepared to do,” said Graham.
The Bills return to practice at St. John Fisher on Sunday morning at 10am.