The New Orleans Saints were listening to trade calls for a top player on defense, but it appears as though they’ve heard enough.
Early in the 2021 season, the New Orleans Saints traded a 2022 third-round draft choice to the Houston Texans in exchange for CB Bradley Roby. A first-round selection out of Ohio State by the Denver Broncos in the 2014 NFL Draft, Roby had been a quality starter for seven years with Denver and Houston.
Now, his time with the team has officially come to an end.
According to Roby himself, and confirmed by Ian Rapoport, the Saints are cutting the veteran corner:
TheScore’s Jordan Schultz had previously reported that teams were calling the New Orleans Saints seeking a trade for Roby.
The Saints first acquired Roby in exchange for a package of third- and sixth-round draft picks, but his stock was clearly much lower than that this time around. The Saints would have liked to have gotten something for his services, but it appears as though that wasn’t possible when it was all said and done.
New Orleans does have a lot of depth at corner, so it does make some sense to part ways with Roby, even though New Orleans reworked his contract last offseason before signing him to an extension in March.
In 2022, Roby appeared in 13 games for the Saints and recorded 36 total tackles, one tackle for loss, two fumble recoveries, and five pass deflections. He likely won’t last very long on the open market.
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