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Report: Bills lose CB Greer to Saints

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The New Orleans Saints had free agent CB Jabari Greer in for a visit on Wednesday and reached a four-year deal with the former Buffalo Bill, Scout.com has confirmed. The deal has not yet been signed. "Jabari is a young and energetic corner and will fit in nicely into our defensive backfield," said Saints executive vice president/general manager Mickey Loomis. "He's an aggressive player and has outstanding speed and athleticism and translates the skills very well to the football field. We are excited to have him join our team." Greer, 5-11, 180 pounds, broke into the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2004 as a member of the Buffalo Bills and spent the past five seasons with the Bills. Greer played his collegiate football at the University of Tennessee, where he was a three-year starter for the Volunteers and also was and a record-setting member of the school's nationally-ranked track program. Over the course of his five-year professional career, Greer has played in 70 career regular season games, making 26 starts, and has registered 140 tackles (114 solo) and 26 assists, along with four interceptions for 76 yards, 33 passes defensed and two sacks. "We are excited about acquiring Jabari. He has the skill set you are looking for in a corner," said head coach Sean Payton. "He brings speed and cover ability to the position. He has come into this league and quickly has established a reputation for himself and we are very pleased with this addition to our team." Before agreeing to a deal with the Saints, a source said he visited the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Other teams that showed interest in Greer include the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, and St. Louis Rams.
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