As first reported by Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network on Wednesday morning, the New Orleans Saints are hosting three free agent cornerbacks for workouts. Coty Sensabaugh and Kayvon Webster have both had significant NFL experience for playoff teams, while Prince Charles Iworah is a project with great speed and good reach.
Sensabaugh entered the league in 2012 as a 4th round draft pick by the Tennessee Titans out of Clemson. He played for four seasons in Tennessee, appearing in 59 games with 27 starts, and totaling 2 interceptions, 23 pass breakups, 3 fumble recoveries, and a sack with 162 total tackles. Sensabaugh would sign a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Rams after the 2015, but would be cut after just three games in 2016. He'd then sign on with the New York Giants, where he would appear in ten games. Sensabaugh would be signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the offseason of 2017, where he would play the last two years. He would start 14 games in his two seasons with Pittsburgh, including 10 in 2018, and would have an interception and a forced fumble along with 62 tackles during his Steelers career. The 30-yr. old Sensabaugh is 5'11, 187-lbs., and has 43 starts over his eight year NFL career with 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 sack, and 32 passes defensed. His best seasons were last year with Pittsburgh and 2015 with Tennessee, when he started 15 games with 2 interceptions and career highs in tackles (58) and pass breakups (8).
The 28-yr. old Webster came into the league as a 2013 3rd round draft choice by the Denver Broncos out of South Florida. He would play in 54 games in four seasons with Denver, mostly as a special teams standout but would also provide depth for an outstanding secondary. Webster had 2 interceptions, a forced fumble, and 14 passes defensed during his Broncos career, and was a key contributor for a defense that would roll on to a Super Bowl 50 championship. Webster would sign a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Rams, where he started 11 games with an interception, 7 pass breakups, and 38 tackles before a season ending Achilles injury. He would reach a deal with the Houston Texans last season, but would appear in just two games due to multiple leg injuries.
Iworah has appeared in only one regular season game since being a 7th round draft pick from Western Kentucky in 2016. He spent two years with the San Francisco 49ers, before bouncing around practice squads of the Chiefs, Redskins, and Falcons last season. He has blazing speed (4.32 40) with a long reach that could make him a project if he can earn his way onto the roster through special teams.
The Saints already seem to have a crowded cornerback position. Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple are unquestioned starters, while Patrick Robinson and P.J. Williams, along with rookie Chauncey Gardner-Johnson looking to fill slot roles. Veteran holdovers Justin Hardee and Ken Crawley along with return specialist Marcus Sherels will also compete for spots for a New Orleans secondary that struggled to start 2018, but played much better down the stretch. Iworah is an athletic project, but Sensabaugh and Webster have each shown that they can be quality NFL corners who could give the Saints depth both outside and in the slot.
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Prince Charles Iworah