New Orleans Saints need options at cornerback position

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Dec 18, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Johnny Patrick (32) against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Saints defeated the Vikings 42-20. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

The New Orleans Saints secured a position in free agency that has lacked in recent years which is linebacker.  Now the team needs to focus on filling in at the cornerback position.

The Saints saw a major change in their secondary when Tracy Porter left for the Denver Broncos in free agency.  Porter had been on the market for almost two weeks and some thought he would return.

However the Saints never really seemed to pursue Porter in an aggressive manner which suggested that they were ready to move on.  To be honest, his play was the best in 2009 but had regressed the last two seasons.

The issue now is trying to find someone to take Porter’s spot in the backfield.  The Saints have different directions they could go in to fill this position.

Free agency could be one route for the team.  The only problem is that most of the good cornerbacks are already off the market or the one’s left aren’t that spectacular.

Former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Kelvin Hayden recently visited the team last weekend but instead ended up signing with the Chicago Bears who had been pursuing him also.

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