Saints’ 6 best free-agent signings in the Sean Payton era

Leigh Oleszczak
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 14: Head Coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints on the sidelines during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Saints 23-21. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 14: Head Coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints on the sidelines during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Saints 23-21. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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4. Jabari Greer (Signed in 2009)

An undrafted free agent out of Tennessee, Jabari Greer went on to have a respectable career with the Bills, where he spent the first five years of his pro career. He was never a Pro Bowl defensive back during that half-decade in Buffalo but it was still a good move by the Saints when they signed Greer in the 2009 offseason.

Greer was a solid piece in the Saints’ secondary during his five years in New Orleans, totaling double-digit pass breakups in each of those five seasons. He was a key piece in the Saints winning the Super Bowl in the 2009 season and even though he never made it to a Pro Bowl, he was still an excellent pickup by the black and gold.

Greer finished his five-year stint in the Big Easy with 256 tackles, 68 defended passes, and nine interceptions with two of those returned for touchdowns. Were it not for a knee injury in the 2013 season, Greer probably would have been a staple in the NOLA secondary for a few more years. He was terrific.

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