Well, the rumors were swirling this morning and as it turns out, it looks like they were true. WWLTV has confirmed on their homepage that the Saints have officially signed cornerback Mike McKenzie. The 2009 Saints season continues to shock and astound.
I have no idea what this means about the current situation and health status of the Saints cornerback position but my initial assumption is that Leigh Torrence and/or Randall Gay got a little nicked up yesterday and are, at the very least, questionable for Monday night's big game against New England. I do not think this means Jabari Greer's injury is more serious than initially thought and I still expect to see him return to the field against the Patriots. Like the signing of Chris McAlister last week, I also believe this proves that the front office is not taking any chances this season and really want a championship as badly as we, the fans, do.
Regardless, McKenzie was the best cornerback on the Saints roster the last few years. Of course, the secondary sucked those years so that might not say much. Now back with the team, he's definitely moved down the depth chart a bit and it will be interesting to see how and where he fits into the Saints new and improved defensive scheme under Gregg Williams. The status of McKenzie's surgically repaired knees are still in question but we've got to assume the organization knows what they're doing and feels comfortable with the situation.
Welcome back, Mike! You got here just at the right time. Now if we could just re-sign Deuce...