Buffalo Bills Release Terrence McGee, who Could be Bengals Backup Plan

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Oct. 14, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Terrence McGee against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bills defeated the Cardinals 19-16 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills announced today that they’ve released veteran cornerback Terrence McGee. His released clears $4.46 million off the books. The reason I mentioned “veteran” and “cornerback” is that the Bengals seem to always be in the market for a defensive back that fits that criteria every offseason, and this year will be no different. With Adam Jones, Terrence Newman, and Nate Clements set to become free agents, Cincinnati will once again be in the market for some veteran defensive backs, and McGee would fit the bill very nicely.

While the best-case-scenario would be to re-sign Jones, he may choose to go elsewhere for a larger deal after grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 11th-best corner (+11.1).

In comparison, McGee played just 145 snaps last year while receiving a mere -3.9 grade. He struggled through the 2012 season as he battled back from knee surgery.  He played in seven games for the Bills before going on injured reserve November 6th.  With 17 career interceptions, McGee finished his Buffalo career tied for 15th all time in franchise history.