With Hayden gone, that leaves a very small bucket for the Saints to choose from because the cornerbacks left are there because of being released or unsigned by their old teams.
One veteran out on the market is former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant. For his career, Trufant has 160 tackles, two sacks, and 21 interceptions.
The only problem here is that Trufant has been dealing with a back problem for the past several seasons and had to be placed on injured reserve in October of 2011.
St. Louis Rams cornerback Justin King could also be swayed away by defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. King has been there for Spagnuolo’s tenure as head coach with the Rams and could draw some interest.
King had his best year this past season with 58 tackles, five passes defended, one sack, and one interception. Yet, King is merely an average cornerback and not someone that will rack up high numbers.