Bills Advised to Trade for $70M Cornerback After Tre White Injury

Calvin Austin III

Getty Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Patrick Peterson challenged young receiver Calvin Austin III as the team prepares to face the Cleveland Browns without Donate Johnson.

The Buffalo Bills just lost cornerback Tre’Davious White to his second season-ending injury in the last three seasons, and one insider believes they could call on a veteran replacement to help fill the void.

White was hurt in the third quarter of his team’s 48-20 win over the Miami Dolphins on October 1, going down with a non-contact injury before slamming his helmet to the turf in frustration and being carted off the field. The team confirmed on Monday that he suffered a torn Achilles and will be out for the rest of the season.

While it may not be possible for the Bills to fully replace the veteran leadership that White brings to the locker room, WGR 550 reporter Joe DiBiase believes they can help make up for his loss on the field by trading for veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson.

Bills Could Make ‘Realistic’ Move

While the Bills had not yet said whether they will bring in some outside help to fill their new hole in the secondary, DiBiase suggested they could consider a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He noted that Peterson — who once signed a $70-million contract with the Arizona Cardinals — could now come at a low cost, and the 2-2 Steelers could be willing to make a deal if they fall out of the playoff picture.

“If you want a realistic Bills CB trade option by the trade deadline at the end of the month… Patrick Peterson is on a lower money, short team deal with a Pittsburgh team that is reaaaaally bad,” DiBiase wrote on X.

The Steelers signed the former All-Pro cornerback to a two-year, $7 million contract at the start of free agency in March. At the time, Peterson appeared on the All Things Covered Podcast with former Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden to share his excitement to join Pittsburgh.

“Obviously love coach (Mike) Tomlin and what he brings to the table,” Peterson told McFadden. “And just how consistent he is. How consistent the defense is. How consistent his team is, year in and year out. They’re always in position to win ballgames, and that’s all you can ask for.”

The Steelers have gotten off to a rocky start this season, beating the Cleveland Browns and Las Vegas Raiders but losing in blowouts to the San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans.

Bills Bemoan Tre’Davious White’s Injury

White had already fought his way back from one major injury, a torn ACL suffered on Thanksgiving in 2021. White did not return until the team’s Thanksgiving Day game last year.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott offered some public support to White, saying the entire team was behind their veteran cornerback.

“He personifies what it is to be a Buffalo Bill,” McDermott told reporters on Sunday, via “His family is tremendous. And he works as hard as anybody I’ve ever been around. And I love him.

“I mean, to see him on that field, the way he was hurting, is hard. It’s hard to watch. But I’m so proud of the team and the way they rallied around him. And I know, like I said earlier, I know that he will rebound. He’s just, he’s too tough.”

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