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This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Jabari Greer

(Born February 2, 1981) -- It seems as if the Bills have gone through a variety of cornerbacks over the past several years. Jabari Greer was someone who established in Buffalo that he could play in the sport’s highest level.

Greer was an all-state athlete in football and track while in high school in Tennessee. In fact, he won seven different state track titles - a one-man team. As you’d expect, Greer competed in both sports at Tennessee, where he was a three-year starter at the corner.

Still, he didn’t earn a mention in the 2004 NFL draft. The Bills, though, thought enough of him to sign him as a free agent. Greer mostly worked as a fifth or sixth defensive back for the first few years of his career.

Then in 2008 he finally earned a starting job with the team, and acquitted himself nicely. Greer stayed there for 10 games before suffering an injury.

In 2009, the defensive back signed with the New Orleans Saints. There he was a part of a Super Bowl champion. Jackson, Tennessee, held a day in his honor, and gave him the key to the city.

-- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.