The Buffalo Bills defense has a hole in its secondary now.
For the second-straight offseason, cornerback Levi Wallace tested the waters of free agency. A year ago he explored and ended up back in Buffalo on a one-year deal.
No such thing in 2022.
According to multiple reports on Tuesday, Wallace signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers:
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 15, 2022
Wallace has been in Buffalo since 2018 after signing with the Bills as an UDFA out of Alabama. It didn’t take Wallace to earn a spot in Buffalo despite going undrafted.
Down the stretch as a rookie, Wallace saw time in seven games, starting them all. From there on out, he held the starting spot according from Tre’Davious White until this past season.
For a few offseasons, the Bills brought in training camp competition for Wallace. He would routinely beat those players out in the summer to hold onto his starting spot, however, he did have some critics in Buffalo that thought the team could upgrade from him.
After signing a few short-term deals with the Bills, Wallace and the team have evidently decided to go their separate ways.
The 26-year-old did undoubtedly play a big role for Buffalo last season. Top cornerback Tre’Davious White went down with a season-ending knee injury and Wallace stepped into the No. 1 role.
Overall, Pro Football Focus eventually only graded Wallace out as an average mark of 61.6 last season. That number could have better, but also much worse.
Now the Bills will move forward this offseason looking to make sure the future lands in the “better” category. In-house, Buffalo would currently have to lean on Dane Jackson starting across from White.
It does feel likely that the Bills will add another piece to their cornerback room this offseason though, whether it be in free agency or the draft.
Stay up-to-date with all of the Bills’ movement during the 2022 free agency period with Bills Wire’s full tracker below: