Saints agree to contract with cornerback Kayvon Webster
The New Orleans Saints are signing free agent cornerback Kayvon Webster, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Webster is on his fourth team in as many years following stops with the Houston Texans (2018), Los Angeles Rams (2017), and the Denver Broncos (whom he played for from 2013 to 2016).
Webster was among a group of free agents the Saints worked out a week ago, which included former Pittsburgh Steelers starter Coty Sensabaugh.
Webster started his time in the NFL as the dime corner in Wade Phillips’ Broncos defenses; he sat lower on the depth chart behind bigger names like Aqib Talib, Chris Harris Jr., and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. He followed Phillips when the Rams hired him away as defensive coordinator, but leg injuries limited him to just 13 game appearances over his last two years.
Webster has never played a full 16-game season, and took the field on just 10 snaps for Houston last year in two games before going down.
He joins a Saints cornerback group that is led by a pair of recent first-round draft picks in Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple, who was obtained in a trade with the New York Giants midway through the 2018 season. The Saints announced in May they would not be picking up the 5th-year option on Apple’s contract, meaning he will become a free agent after the season.
The unit also includes Patrick Robinson, a highly touted free agent signing a year ago who finished the year on IR after an ankle injury, Ken Crawley, PJ Williams and Marcus Sherels, who was signed this offseason.