As we count down from 50 days until the New Orleans Saints begin their regular season in Atlanta, on September 7th, we're getting to know a little bit about those players who have signed on to bring home another Lombardi trophy.
Today, we take a brief look at cornerback Terrence Frederick.
So, with no more ado:
37 DAYS UNTIL ATLANTA!!!
#37 CB Terrence Frederick (1 year)
Terrence Frederick was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft, signed to a four-year deal, and then waived in August of the same year. A week later, he was signed to the New York Giants practice squad. In December 2012, the Giants signed him to their active roster, waived him, signed him back to the practice squad, and then signed him to the active roster again, all within less than two weeks. He ended up playing in two games for the Giants at the end of 2012, and had two special teams stops against Philadelphia on December 30.
Last year, after the Giants waived the young cornerback in August, he was immediately signed to the Browns practice squad. On December 25, 2013, he was signed by New Orleans when the Saints placed standout rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro on IR with a broken left ankle. Frederick was inactive for the regular season finale, and both playoff games for the Saints in 2013.
The young cornerback doesn't have much of an NFL resume, though he had a decent college career. He played in 50 career games (45 starts) at Texas A&M, was a two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 selection (2011, 2010), and finished with career totals of 205 tackles, six sacks, four interceptions and 29 pass breakups. As a college senior in 2011, Frederick started every game at cornerback and was named All-Big 12 honorable mention after making 54 tackles (43 solo).
With Terrence Frederick currently standing as a special teams player and backup cornerback at best right now, Saints fans should hope his services won't be needed anytime soon.
2 yr(s) / $825,000. Average: $412,500 per year through 2015.