New Orleans Saints need options at cornerback position

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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.

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Topics: Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Jabari Greer, Johnny Patrick, Justin King, Kelvin Hayden, Leigh Torrence, Marcus Trufant, New Orleans Saints, Patrick Robinson, Seattle Seahawks, Steve Spagnuolo, Tracy Porter

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  • cotton

    I believe the Saints should try to get Asante Samuel from Philly, since there trying to trade him.

  • larryjames836

    Cotton; they were looking at Josh Victorian and also looking at Kamaal Mcllwain he was with the Falcons just for backup the might pick him up I’m not sure.

  • Gene Higginbotham

    @cotton I think Asante Samuel would be an awesome pickup. Even though his tackling could be a bit better there is no arguing that he would make a great addition to the secondary.

    However the only bad thing is that Samuel would be a huge hit to the Saints cap space which right now is close to $1.5 million left for elbow room. His salary due from Philadelphia is $11 million. Samuel said he would be willing to lower it by two million to make the trade happen, but that would still be too rich for the Saints right now.

    Samuel also would likely want a starting role which with Robinson and Greer set to take those this season, that wouldn’t work either. I actually thought Hayden was going to get signed to a one or two year deal, but Chicago wanted him badly.

  • Gene Higginbotham

    @larryjames836 Yes Mcllwain and Victorian are both signed by the Saints to reserve/future contracts for the season. The only problem is that neither one has any experience to immediately step in for a role that Porter had. The Saints would need a vet to step in for his spot since if Robinson or Greer are injured for any amount of time, Johhny Patrick would have to step in. After that, the Saints have no one else for depth.