New Orleans Saints need options at cornerback position

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The Saints could also stay with what they have on their own roster as well.  The starters in play right now are Patrick Robinson and Jabari Greer.  After that, the only backup for sure is second year rookie Johnny Patrick.

Leigh Torrence is technically a free agent but still listed on the Saints roster.  The Saints haven’t pursued him heavily with a contract, but he could be signed if they get into a pinch.

The Saints also have the roster littered with some small pickups from the end of the season, but most likely it’ll be a surprise if they are nothing more than a camp body.

The draft is a final option for the Saints to replenish the position.  If they still had their second round pick, that could be plausible.  But because the Saints were stripped of that pick this year and no first round pick, it’s unlikely.

Hopefully the Saints scouting department has done their homework and could bring in a good undrafted free agent.  If not, it’ll be interesting to see how the Saints will fill the small void before the season begins.

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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.