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Bills sign Sterling Moore from Tampa Bay

The Buffalo Bills continued to add depth to their secondary Tuesday, signing cornerback Sterling Moore.

A five-year NFL veteran, Moore played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, appearing in all 16 games with nine starts. He made 45 tackles and had six passes defensed, one interception and three forced fumbles.

The 5-foot-10, 202-pounder originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots in 2011. As a rookie, he made the critical play in New England’s AFC Championship game victory over the Baltimore Ravens, knocking the ball out of former Bills receiver Lee Evans’ hands to prevent the Ravens from taking the lead with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game.

Moore split the following season between the Patriots and Dallas Cowboys. His best season came in 2014 with Dallas, when he started seven games and appeared in all 16 games, making 46 tackles and defending 12 passes.

For his career, he has 19 starts in 56 games, with 124 tackles, four interceptions, 25 passes defensed and five forced fumbles.

Moore’s signing comes a day after the Bills added cornerback Corey White. They will compete for reserve roles behind starters Stephon Gilmore and Ronald Darby.

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