New Orleans Saints: Don’t expect much from Adonis Alexander

Adonis Alexander - Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Adonis Alexander - Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

As the New Orleans Saints continue to sign free agents in the early stages of training camp, the latest name to join the team is cornerback Adonis Alexander.

Alexander went No. 1 overall in the 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft out of Virginia Tech and played for Washington in nine games during the 2018 season. That’s been his only NFL action to this point in his career where he logged four tackles.

Because of his lack of experience, Alexander isn’t someone that has a realistic shot of making the roster. He hasn’t played in an NFL game since the 2018 season and even when he did see the field, he wasn’t all that impactful.

The New Orleans Saints signed Adonis Alexander.

It’s good to see the Saints signing cornerbacks, as that position was one of the weakest areas on the roster. Over the past week and a half, the Saints have signed Brian Poole, Prince Amukamara, and KeiVarae Russell to join their cornerback room and out of this bunch, Poole and Amukamara could find their way onto the field.

Alexander is probably nothing more than a camp body but maybe he’ll surprise and be someone who finds his way onto the final roster. It’s also possible that he was signed due to Keith Washington landing on the injured reserve.

While Alexander hasn’t played in an actual game since 2018, he’s been on several different practice squads (Washington, Rams, and 49ers) so it’s not like he’s been completely out of the league.

As of now, the Saints are likely looking at a starting cornerback group of Marshon Lattimore, Patrick Robinson, Brian Poole, and maybe rookie Paulson Adebo can find his way into that group as well. Lattimore and Poole are free agents following the season, Robinson is past his prime, and we don’t know what to expect from Adebo yet.

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Maybe Alexander can shock some people but as of now, this isn’t a signing that’s really going to make much of a difference for this team.