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Five Best Fits Among Free Agent Cornerbacks

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Oct 2, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) intercepts the ball during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. The Dallas Cowboys won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) intercepts the ball during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. The Dallas Cowboys won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /

Morris Claiborne

I know I said that the Saints should avoid injury-prone players. And Claiborne is the definition of injury-prone.

But his injuries—groin and leg—are much easier to evaluate than the concussions that have plagued Shields and Flowers. If the Saints feel that Claiborne can piece together a full season, he’d be a great signing.

The thing with Claiborne is that even with his injuries, he’s looked great when he’s on the field. In his limited snaps he was a star for the Cowboys.

The Saints still have too many question-marks in their secondary to afford a gamble on Claiborne without some solid backups. And Claiborne may be asking for too lucrative a contract. Reports are that his discussions with the Ravens are gaining steam, and the window to sign him may be closing.

But if the Saints are able to land some of the other names on this list, they could possibly strike gold with Claiborne. If he can stay on the field, he’s one of the better CBs in the league. A combination of a healthy Breaux and Claiborne would be scary.

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