Another 5 free agents that should be on the New Orleans Saints radar

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Dec 27, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane (20) deflects a pass intended for St. Louis Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) during an NFL football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 27, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane (20) deflects a pass intended for St. Louis Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) during an NFL football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Jeremy Lane

Cornerback Jeremy Lane is a fairly interesting free agent to keep an eye on. Lane, who will turn 26 in July, missed the first 10 games of the 2015 season for his heroics in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, where he broke his arm and tore his ACL after making an end zone interception. Not that you’d like to relive the moment, but here’s the play.

Lane was activated for the last 6 games of the year, and was primarily used as the team’s nickel cornerback. He managed to tally two interceptions and six pass defenses in addition to his 13 total tackles. Lane won’t likely be at the top of the Seahawks’ priorities in free agency despite spending his first four seasons there, and could be primed for a larger role.

The Saints will need another cornerback in the mix with Brandon Browner‘s impending departure and durability concerns around Keenan Lewis and Damian Swann. This would be a good insurance policy to have, and Lane could be this year’s Kyle Wilson (minus the foolish after the whistle penalties).

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