Johnathan Abram hoping to carry momentum into year two with Saints after re-signing

The New Orleans Saints recently re-signed veteran safety Johnathan Abram, and he’s hoping for a strong second season after a solid first year with the team.

Dec 31, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA;  New Orleans Saints safety Johnathan Abram (24) celebrates after
Dec 31, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; New Orleans Saints safety Johnathan Abram (24) celebrates after / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints lost a couple defensive backs early in free agency, but in the last couple of days, they have done a great job retaining some key depth pieces. First the Saints re-signed Ugo Amadi, then they followed that up by re-signing veteran safety Johnathan Abram to another one-year contract.

Abram is preparing for his sixth season in the league and has found some stability with the Saints. Drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Raiders, he played two seasons with the Raiders, and was waived midway through his third season with the team. This led to him spending time with the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

He first signed with New Orleans in 2023 free agency and was waived but re-signed to the practice squad after training camp. However, he eventually made his way back to the active roster and had nice production down the stretch of the season. Johnathan Abram finished the year with 26 tackles, one for a loss, one forced fumble, and one interception, and also started the last two games of the season. Now, he and the Saints will be hoping he can roll that momentum into next season.

Saints re-sign Johnathan Abram

Abram is a part of what is a somewhat thin defensive back group. The starting safeties are currently listed as Tyrann Mathieu and Jordan Howden. Abram and Amadi serve as the two reserves, and J.T. Gray is also still on the roster. At corner, Marshon Lattimore and Paulson Adebo are still the top two guys. Alontae Taylor, Rejzohn Wright, and Faion Hicks are the reserves at corner.

There have been rumors about a Lattimore trade but nothing has materialized on that front. As long as Lattimore is still with the Saints next season, New Orleans should have a solid secondary. The team will surely add a few more more players in the draft and free agency.