Kayvon Webster will get a chance to jumpstart his career in New Orleans.
The free agent corner is currently registering with the Saints, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed of this situation.
The Saints brought in a bevy of secondary defenders to get a workout a week before landing Webster, who’ll have a chance to make a place on the roster as a special teams player who can offer depth on the back end with the possibility of making a larger role if he could remain fit.
Webster also garnered interest from the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers before landing in NOLA.
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Injuries have delivered the career of Webster sideways. He tore his Achilles in 2017 as a member of the L.A. Rams, his first chance as a normal starter after four seasons with the Denver Broncos. After landing in Houston last year, he played with only 10 total snaps for the Texans in two games due to quad injuries, which finally sent him to IR in December.
Here are other transactions from Monday:
1. The Detroit Lions signed free agents offensive lineman Luke Bowanko and quarterback David Fales. In accompanying motions, the group also waived QB Connor Cook, a former Michigan State standout and 2016 Oakland Raiders draft selection, and safety David Jones.
2. The Cincinnati Bengals signed free-agent OL John Jerry, who sat out the 2018 season. The 2010 third-round select had previous stints with the Miami Dolphins (2010-13) and, most recently, the New York Giants (2014-2017). Guard Rod Taylor was also waived by the Bengals. A seventh-round draft pick by the Bengals a year ago, Taylor spent most the 2018 campaign on IR, after suffering a knee injury early in training camp.
3. The Indianapolis Colts have signed defensive tackle Caraun Reid into a 1-year deal, his agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter. Reid was drafted in the fifth round out of Princeton by Detroit in 2014 and had prior stints with several teams, including the Dallas Cowboys in 2018 where he tallied 10 tackles, 0.5 sacks along with his first career forced fumble as a backup. The Colts also placed defensive end Jegs Jegede on IR.
In other Colts news, third-year tackle Antonio Garcia was suspended four games without pay by the league for violating the NFL coverage on performance-enhancing substances. Garcia was drafted by the New England Patriots in the next round of the 2017 draft but has yet to play with a regular–season snap.
4. The Green Bay Packers have officially signed the final of the 2019 draft class, inking tight ending Jace Sternberger of Texas A&M. After completing his career a consensus All-American in 2018 together with the Aggies sternberger was drafted.
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