The New Orleans Saints found themselves with several holes on the team that is going to need address by either cheap signings in free agency or the NFL Draft. One of those holes on the defensive side of the ball is the cornerback position.
The team was forced to release cornerback Janoris Jenkins to save cap space. Because of that, a hole was left in his position. Right now, the potential starter alongside Marshon Lattimore is safety/cornerback mix Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.
Honestly, I think that CGJ is the best fit for that position on the team, and I like that it looks like they are going to give him that opportunity at the start of the season. However, the depth at cornerback and now safety is struggling because of it.
The New Orleans Saints are set to meet with former Indianapolis Colts cornerback T.J. Carrie in the coming days.
The Saints were also forced to release Justin Hardee, one of their backup cornerbacks. Currently, they just have Patrick Robinson and Keith Washington, Jr., backing up the two cornerbacks. They will need to add depth at some point.
Rumors have circulated that the team is interested in signing former Indianapolis Colts defensive back T.J. Carrie. The talks have progressed so far that it has been reported that the team is going to hold a meeting with Carrie in the coming days.
Carrie is a seven-year veteran that has spent time with the Raiders, Browns, and most recently Colts. The bulk of his early career came with the Oakland Raiders from 2014 to 2017. He spent two years in Cleveland and his last season in Indianapolis.
Carrie has 363 tackles, seven interceptions, 51 passes defended, six forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, 2.0 sacks, 13 tackles for a loss, and five hits on the quarterback in 53 games started and 107 appearances over seven years.
At this point as I said, I like CGJ at the cornerback position opposite Lattimore (assuming he can before more of a traditional cornerback and less of a pure nickel corner), but Carrie would add a ton of cheap depth to the position which is exactly what the Saints need right now.
It all depends on the two parties meeting in the latter days.