3 veteran cornerbacks the Saints have to target quickly
Saints potential corner signing: Steven Nelson
Steven Nelson spent his first four years with Kansas City and the last two years of his six-year career with Pittsburgh. Outside of two separate years, Nelson has started almost every game in every season for both teams.
Nelson, like Janoris Jenkins, was a casualty of the Pittsburgh cap. They ended up releasing him in order to spend that money elsewhere. There was reportedly no extension or negotiation offered so he is likely to be willing to negotiate.
Nelson totaled 48 tackles, nine passes defended, and two interceptions over the course of 15 games in 2020. Even if Nelson just duplicated those statistics with the Saints next season then that’s exactly what they need.
With the Saints in need of a cornerback like they are, either one of the three of these guys would greatly aid that gap. As I stated before, it would also allow Gardner-Johnson to transition back to the slot and add depth to the CB and S positions.