4 Saints players on their last leg in 2022

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Saints player No. 3: Daniel Sorensen

The Tyrann Mathieu signing effectively dug Daniel Sorensen’s grave, and there’s not much Sorensen can do about that.

The Saints signed Sorensen in free agency shortly after Marcus Williams left for Baltimore, and not too many Saints fans were happy with the acquisition.

Sorensen was a solid tackler in the early years of his Kansas City Chiefs tenure but later developed a reputation for being inconsistent and unreliable. He recorded at least two interceptions in each of the last three seasons, but he was ultimately phased out of a starting safety spot last year as Kansas City sought to groom someone with more potential and better coverage instincts at the position.

He left the Chiefs as a glaring liability, and he entered the Saints’ secondary unit as one of the most undesirable pick-ups of the offseason.

“Dirty Dan” nonetheless offered value on special teams, and his veteran experience could help the Saints’ rookie defenders grow throughout the season.

Sorensen was primed to take some defensive snaps due to Williams’ departure, but now that the Saints have homegrown star Tyrann Mathieu, he’ll be lucky to get minutes outside of specials teams.

After his year is up, expect the Saints to scrap Sorensen in favor of younger players with more upside.