A short and discreet article on Bradenton.com is reporting that the New Orleans Saints and former Ravens corner back Fabian Washington have agreed to a contract.
Washington was a former first round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2005 where he was taken with the 23rd overall pick. His draft stock sky-rocketed after he posted a 4.25 forty at the Combine.
In three seasons with Oakland Washington recorded 112 tackles, 24 pass deflections, and five interceptions.
During the 2008 draft he was traded to the Baltimore Ravens, he started 30 of 36 games he appeared in for Baltimore making 99 tackles, 29 pass deflections and one interception.
Midway through the 2010 season Washington was benched after a few tough games in favor of the younger Josh Wilson, who held onto the starting spot for the rest of the season after ranking second in pass breakups on the team with fifteen.
He will join a deep group of corners on the Saints roster — Tracy Porter, Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson, Johnny Patrick, and Leigh Torrence — as well as several undrafted free agents signed over the last week.
Recently veteran Randall Gay was released to avoid having to be paid a substantial salary in 2011, a number north of three million dollars. Washington’s deal, if it holds water, is reportedly in the two million dollar range.
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