The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent cornerback Kayvon Webster, in a move first reported Monday morning by E.S.P.N. reporter Adam Shefter. The Saints had hosted Webster, along with fellow cornerbacks Coty Sensabaugh and Prince Charles Iworah late last week before reaching an agreement with Webster.
Webster first entered the NFL with the Denver Broncos as a 3rd round draft choice in 2013 from South Florida. He would play in 54 games over four years with Denver, starting two, and would total 2 interceptions, 14 passes defensed, 70 tackles, and a forced fumble. The 5'11 193lb. Webster was a member of an outstanding secondary on a formidable Broncos defense that paved the way to a Super Bowl 50 championship. He would depart as a free agent at the conclusion of the 2016 season, signing a contract with the Los Angeles Rams.
Webster would start the first eleven games with the Rams in 2017 before an Achilles injury would end his season. Before the injury, he had 38 tackles, 1 interception, and 7 pass breakups. Webster would be released after the 2017 season, signing a contract to join the Houston Texans. Unfortunately, he continued to struggle with injuries, playing in only 2 games last season before being placed on injured reserve.
Webster joins a Saints secondary that already has Pro Bowler Marshon Lattimore, along with Eli Apple, P.J. Williams, Patrick Robinson, Justin Hardee, and Ken Crawley returning. New Orleans also added return specialist Marcus Sherels this offseason, along with rookie 4th round pick Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, who is expected to compete for a top slot role. The 28-yr. old Webster has experience in both slot and outside positions. He has also been a standout special teams contributor throughout his career, an area where he will most likely need to excel this preseason to make a deep and talented Saints squad.