Kevin Kaesviharn was officially released by the New Orleans Saints today, much to the delight of Saints fans everywhere.
Kaesviharn has been the focus of some harsh criticism from fans since his arrival via the Bengals in 2007, and rightfully so. He has been a constant sore spot in a struggling Saints secondary during his stay, consistently getting beat down field for long gains. Lets not forget those pesky pass interference calls.
In his two years with the Saints he has totaled 91 tackles and only 2 interceptions – sub par numbers for an NFL Safety.
His release came on the heels of the Saints signing veteran DB Pierson Prioleau, a favorite of new Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Prioleau played under Williams at Jacksonville last season, the Redskins from 2005-2007, and the Bills from 2001-2003.
Clearly Williams has more faith in Prioleau than Kaesviharn, and although his signing does not alleviate the Saints needs at safety, it does help add some valuable veteran help at the position.