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3 remaining veteran free agents the Saints should target

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 11: New Orleans Saints Vice President and General Manager Mickey Loomis walks on the field during pre-game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 11, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 11: New Orleans Saints Vice President and General Manager Mickey Loomis walks on the field during pre-game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 11, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Richard Sherman

Sherman is aging gracefully at 32 years old. Sure he has lost a step as father time closes in but a lot of Hall of Fame cornerbacks have done some of their most polarizing work in the twilight of their careers (see Charles Woodson, Ronde Barber, Aqib Talib… the list goes on).

The Saints have a clear need at CB2 after the departure of Janoris Jenkins at the hands of the salary cap. Sherman would be an ideal fit to step in and replicate Jenkins’ production and possibly improve on that as he would be a better scheme fit in Dennis Allen’s defense.

When on the field Sherman is still a better than average outside cover man and was PFFs top corner for 2019 through week 17 when he last played a full season.

The contract could be a little tricky here, Sherman acts as his own agent and is known to be a shrewd negotiator; however, this could work in the Saints favor. Without a middle man to negotiate on his behalf and seek max money Sherman could be drawn to the Saints purely for the chance to play on a team with a known good culture.

The Saints winning ways and positive reputation for treating their players well might be enough to lure the crafty veteran cover man to the Big Easy.

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