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.