New Orleans Saints could go after two veterans for nickel cornerback position

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There are two veterans that the Saints could pursue in order to fill that nickel corner spot.  Free agents Andre’ Goodman and Leigh Bodden might be the answer to what Vitt and Spagnuolo said they need.

Goodman is coming off a mediocre season after being released by the Broncos in April.  He had 49 tackles, 10 passes defended, and two interceptions.  However, Goodman has had better seasons in previous years.

At the age of thirty-three, Goodman could be a steal for the Saints because of his age and the possibility of getting him for a good price.  In return, they could find a veteran to fill the position with 19 career interceptions in his tenth season.

Bodden has shown in his nine year career that he can be productive with snagging 18 career interceptions.  The only thing that has stopped him is a shoulder injury that resulted in him being released by the New England Patriots after being on injured reserve.

Even though Bodden has been injured, he would be worth a look by the Saints.  Like Goodman, because of his age and with the previous injury, the Saints could get him for a good deal provided he’s healthy.

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Topics: Andre Goodman, Drayton Florence, Greg McMahon, Jabari Greer, Joe Vitt, Johnny Patrick, Justin King, Leigh Bodden, New Orleans Saints, Patrick Robinson, Pete Carmichael Jr., Steve Spagnuolo, Tracy Porter

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  • DARKTHRONE

    Gene-
    Couldn’t agree more with you… there’s a huge drop off of “known” talent at CB after our starters and Johnny Patrick is no sure thing, although I like what I’ve seen of him.
    With the elite QB’s and Wr’s out there, and on our schedule, we can’t rely on the “magic” we had last year of having the injury bug nowhere in sight.
    Even when Drew signs, w/out a solid 2ndary, things could look a whole lot like 2007-2008.
    And we even have questions on the D-line left over from last year…
    There was minimal pressure put on opposing QB’s, and our 2ndary had to work overtime… 
    So, questionable D-line, AND a questionable DB situation?
    Depressing thought(s)…
    “Romeus, Romeus… where for art thou Romeus..?”
    And add at least one more CB for the sake of sanity.
    And although I’ll feel better when the headlines read, “Brees Signs”… our D-woes, added w/a new D-coordinator= one huge ????
    Spags has been up and down… in NY, he had the personnel to get the job done, especially the front 4. The Giants LB’s weren’t anything to skip over either.
    ON OUR D-LINE LAST YEAR: No more Rogers or Franklin at DT, which is cool w/me.  A rotation of Ellis, Ayodele, Bunkley, and maybe, maybe Hicks could be better.  When Remi “The Frohawk” played w/us in 2009, Will Smith and to a degree Charles Grant were freed-up.  Smith had 13 1/2 sacks?
    Plus, we have youth at DE this year, especially whilst Smith is out w/his suspension= Cam, Galette, Romeus and Broughton… add vet McBride to that group and we are looking at a new-look D-line.
    And a new DC… w/a new system.
    Not that I’m NOT looking forward to seeing what unfolds, but this year could be transitional/tough to watch when our D trots out on the field.
    I like our LB acquisitions on paper, but we’ll have to see how that unfolds…
    Shootouts anyone?
    PA