Saints could lose another key member of the secondary in free agency soon

The New Orleans Saints could be losing another member of their secondary, with a free agent defensive back visiting another team.

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The 2024 offseason has been rough for the secondary of the New Orleans Saints. It started with the team releasing safety Marcus Maye, then, defensive back Lonnie Johnson Jr. decided to leave the Saints and return to the Houston Texans. All the while, there have been circling rumors that cornerback Marshon Lattimore could be traded this offseason.

Now, New Orleans could soon lose much-improved cornerback Isaac Yiadom. Currently a free agent, it’s been reported that Yiadom had a visit with the Washington Commanders on Thursday. The visit could lead to a signing, meaning the Saints’ secondary would be even thinner.

Isaac Yiadom visits with Commanders

Yiadom was drafted in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Before the start of his third season, he was traded to the New York Giants. A year later he was traded to the Green Bay Packers. He then signed with the Houston Texans in 2022, was waived, and eventually joined the New Orleans Saints practice squad.

As shown by his NFL journey, it’s been a rocky ride for Yiadom. However, in 2023 with the Saints, Isaac Yiadom took massive strides as a defensive back, and became a solid contributor for New Orleans. He played in all 17 games, starting eight. In those 17 games, Yiadom made 37 tackles, 14 pass deflections, and recorded an interception.

This improved play came at the perfect time for Yiadom, as he was in a contract year. Now, Yiadom is looking at his market that includes the Washington Commanders. If Yiadom doesn’t return to the Saints, New Orleans will only have Lattimore, Paulson Adebo, Alontae Taylor, and Rejzohn Wright on the roster at corner. That would force the Saints to address their cornerback depth in free agency and in the 2024 NFL Draft.