New Orleans Saints continue adding to cornerback group

Bryan Mills (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Bryan Mills (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints know that their cornerback situation isn’t ideal and that became even more clear when they parted ways with established vet, Prince Amukamara after he failed to show much in camp. Now, the Saints have added Amukamara’s replacement in the form of Bryan Mills.

Mills went undrafted out of North Carolina Central and initially signed with the Seahawks as a UDFA. He opted out in 2020 but had eight passes defended and five interceptions with his alma mater during the 2019 season.

Mills is clearly a depth piece for the time being, but he obviously impressed during his tryout with the team on Tuesday.

The Saints also signed Natrell Jamerson, who was actually drafted by New Orleans in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Jamerson never played a snap for the Saints though, instead playing for the Packers and Texans during his rookie season. He spent the last two seasons with the Panthers.

New Orleans Saints signed Bryan Mills and Natrell Jamerson

The Saints have been fortunate that Paulson Adebo is looking good through camp and preseason, making the cornerback situation a little better. Marshon Lattimore is likely going to be slapped with a suspension though and Patrick Robinson, as we all know, suddenly announced his retirement just days before the preseason.

Our Lads has the left cornerback position consisting of Ken Crawley, Brian Poole, KeiVarae Russell, and Lawrence Woods and right cornerback consisting of Marshon Lattimore, Paulson Adebo, Grant Haley, and Adonis Alexander. Mills and Jamerson will have a tough time moving up past the third-string part of the depth chart, but it’s not impossible by any means.

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The Saints are doing what they can to improve their cornerback situation and Mills isn’t well-known but this is a team that has gotten quite a bit out of undrafted free agents in the past. Mills has two preseason games to show what he can do in this secondary and hopefully, he ends up being a pleasant surprise.

Jamerson previously caught the eye of the Saints and now they’re reunited. Hopefully, he shows what made him a fifth-round pick just three years ago.