The New Orleans Saints may have dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but their secondary still needs help and De’Vante Bausby is now available.
It’s been a solid season for the New Orleans Saints. After their Week 9 victory, they’re now 6-2 and in sole place of the NFC. They defeated the 6-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 35 points, the largest margin of defeat in Tom Brady’s career.
They did so on the back of an elite defensive performance, giving up just three points to one of the league’s most experienced quarterbacks who has arguably the best receiving trio in the NFL.
The Saints haven’t always been that dominant against quarterbacks though. While it starts up front with a terrific defensive line, the Saints need better play from their cornerbacks moving forward in case the line doesn’t have as outstanding of a game as it did.
The team currently ranks outside of the top ten in opponents yards per completion and opponents passing yards per game. With Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins in the first two cornerback spots, the Saints could use one more weapon on the edge to shore up the unit.
An undrafted rookie free agent out of Pittsburg State, Bausby has played with multiple teams throughout his career. Prior to being added to Arizona, he had spent time with the Bears, Eagles, and Broncos.
Bausby played just 16 defensive snaps and four on the specials teams unit. He’s played with the Broncos this season and is good enough to make the 53-man roster on both teams. At 27, Bausby could be a good addition if he’s not injured.
While the sample size is small, he had under a 60 percent opponent’s completion percentage, something not even Lattimore has. There are many negatives about Bausby, considering he’s been released multiple times.
Bausby is a good shot, and he’d be a welcome addition for a Saints’ secondary that could use some help.