The New Orleans Saints secondary, specifically at corner, was looking very shaky entering their Week 1 matchup against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
They addressed it somewhat by signing cornerback Desmond Trufant on Tuesday.Via ESPN, Trufant had just completed a workout with the Saints on Monday.
New Orleans has Marshon Lattimore who is a Pro Bowl level corner. Outside of that it’s tough sledding.
Janoris Jenkins was released in the offseason, the Saints attempted to and whiffed on moving up in the NFL Draft to take either Patrick Surtain II or Jaycee Horn and Patrick Robinson surprisingly retired during training camp. That all happened at just the cornerback position this offseason for New Orleans.
As luck would have it, they matchup with the No. 1 scoring offense from a year ago in the Packers. Clearly there was a move to be made and the Saints opted to scoop up Trufant.
Trufant played his first 7 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and even made the Pro Bowl back in 2015. He spent last year with the Detroit Lions and was recently released by the Chicago Bears. He’s a former first round pick back in the 2013 NFL Draft and while his best days are behind him, the Saints will hope that he adds consistency to the cornerback room.
New Orleans will be tested right away in Week 1 and it’s almost a certainty that the reigning MVP (Rodgers) will pick on and target whoever is playing the second starting cornerback spot for their contest in Jacksonville.