New Orleans Saints waive CB Kayvon Webster in first round of cuts
The New Orleans Saints have waived veteran cornerback Kayvon Webster according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
This doesn’t come as a shock. With numerous talented cornerbacks, the New Orleans Saints had to eventually start making cuts. Kayvon Webster was first on the list in the secondary, meaning more of a chance for Ken Crawley to sneak into the 53-man roster.
Here’s Schefter’s official report.
Webster was tied for the 14th-most snaps on the Saints defense throughout the preseason. Per Pro Football Focus (premium content), Webster ranked in the team’s top-five for tackling yet dropped back to 14th in coverage.
Four cornerbacks, not including Marshon Lattimore, ranked in front of Webster, one reason he may’ve been one of the corners the Saints opted to waive. The six-year veteran will likely look to sign elsewhere.
After spending four seasons with the Broncos, Webster headed to play with the Rams and then the Texans. He started all 11 games he appeared in for the Rams yet played and started just two games last season with the Texans.
2017 was, by far, Webster’s best season, so we’ll see if he can bounce back on another team. For now, the Saints are continuing to solidify who will see snaps in coverage this season with the clear No. 1 and 2 being Lattimore and Eli Apple.
P.J. Williams and Patrick Robinson are expected to be the next two in line with Crawley coming in at No. 5. That said, we’ll see if all five make the 53-man roster as the teams will continue to waive players to get from their 90-man roster down to 53.
With just hours until that’s released, continue to be looking for these waiving/cuttings as the team will look to trim down. Corner is just one of the few interesting positions the Saints will making moves at. They’ll also be making moves to cut receivers, which will be just as intriguing.