Cornell Green, Former UCF Player, Signs With Bills

Jessica DAnalyst IMarch 13, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 4: Cooper Carlisle #66, Cornell Green #74 and Josh McCown #12 of the Oakland Raiders leave the field against the Houston Texans at McAfee Coliseum November 4, 2007 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Former UCF football alum Cornell Green is on his way to Buffalo. 

The Bills signed Green to a three-year, $9 million dollar contract on Monday, honing in on a tougher defensive line. Green has started at right tackle for the Oalkland Raiders for the past three years.

Green was also a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that won Super Bowl XXXVII, and has played for several other NFL teams since leaving Orlando in 1998.

When asked why Green decided on Buffalo, he said, "Everything was first class here. I feel comfortable coming here. I feel comfortable moving my family here. I'm glad to have the opportunity to play over here." 

The Bills were also excited to add such a skilled veteran to their young defensive line. 

"I've been in the league 10 years now and one thing they've encouraged me to bring here is the leadership I do have," Green told BuffaloBills.com. "I've been waiting a long time the opportunity to be a leader and be an example for the other guys. I'm just willing to work with the guys and be part of the team."

Green played at UCF from 1995-1998.

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