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Saints release veteran cornerback Kayvon Webster

Kayvon Webster, Saints

The New Orleans Saints will be shortening their secondary ahead of Saturday’s deadline to trim rosters to 53 players. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, New Orleans is releasing veteran cornerback Kayvon Webster.

Webster signed with the Saints in June, but the team is deciding to move on from him prior to the beginning of the regular season. Injuries have hindered Webster’s career in recent seasons.

The veteran defensive back started his career with the Denver Broncos in 2013. As a rookie out of South Florida, Webster finished the 2013 season with 41 combined tackles and an interception.

Webster remained with the Broncos for his first four seasons in the NFL. The 28-year old cornerback was part of the Super Bowl 50 defense in Denver that took down the Carolina Panthers to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February of 2016.

Unfortunately, injuries have begun to pile up for Webster in the past few seasons, beginning in 2016 with the Broncos. Webster was placed on injured reserve near the end of the 2016 season with a concussion.

After 2016, Denver decided to allow Webster to test free agency. The cornerback chose to join the Los Angeles Rams in 2017. Webster was comfortable in Wade Phillips’ defense when Phillips was in Denver.

During the 2017 season, Webster was a solid piece for the Rams’ secondary; he started in 11 games for the team. Then, the seven-year defensive back tore his Achilles and landed on injured reserve for the second straight season.

Following his one-year stint in Los Angeles, Webster was picked up by the Houston Texans in 2018. Due to his Achilles injury, Webster played in two games last year.

Teams in need of a veteran player in their secondary could use Webster, but injuries could become an issue.