Report: New Orleans Saints ‘expressing interest’ in Richard Sherman

Peter Dewey
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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints reportedly are eyeing free agent cornerback Richard Sherman to fill their hole at corner after they released Janoris Jenkins this offseason.

Sherman, 32, spent the past three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

Last season, Sherman was derailed by injuries and appeared in just five games. He recorded one interception.

The veteran corner received a 67.7 grade from Pro Football Focus for his play last season, but the Saints may be banking on Sherman’s ability to get back to his old self in 2021.

Sherman is a five-time Pro Bowler and has intercepted 36 passes over his 10-year career.

The Saints are hoping to bolster their defense after quarterback Drew Brees retired earlier this offseason.

Sherman could pair nicely with Marshon Lattimore in the Saints secondary.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball, football and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.