Materi, La. – Tyrant Matthew Coming home.
A source confirmed to ESPN that the New Orleans Saints have agreed to a deal with All-Pro Security, which has grown in New Orleans. Starred in LSU. Details of the contract were not immediately available.
On May 13, Matthew, 30, visited their group facility with the Saints in April as they were not re-signed as free agents by Kansas mayors. He also almost met the Philadelphia Eagles. But when the NFL did not pick one of the draft over the weekend, New Orleans’ need for offensive defense increased.
Also, free agents signing up after Monday afternoon will no longer be a factor in the NFL’s draft selection formula – which could help boost the market for other unsigned big names.
The Saints lost two starting defenses this season Marcus Williams Baltimore signed with the Ravens Malcolm Jenkins Retired. But they have now replaced both after signing the former New York Jets defense Marcus Maye Previously at the free agency.
Unlike Williams and Jenkins, who are truly free and strong defenders respectively, Matthew and May can exchange much in the defense of new head coach Dennis Allen. Unique security CJ Gardner-JohnsonHe is also good at covering slot receivers in New Orleans.
The Saints visited with both Matthew and the former LSU receiver Jarvis Laundry Last month but no player signed up – they could reconsider the talks if they did not meet those requirements in the draft.
The Saints addressed the receiver status on a large scale by trading to the state of Ohio Chris Olav In the 1st round of the draft. But when asked if there was any “compulsion” left on their list, General Manager Mickey Loomis said Saturday, “Yes. One of them, of course… You guessed it. You already know that.”
He finished fifth in the league with 13 interruptions in the last three seasons, including three in 2021, returning to a touchdown in 2021 – a player with nine years of experience selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time in a row. Season.
However, the chiefs moved away from Matthew when they signed Justin Reid Three-year, $ 31.5 million contract with Free Agency.
There have been 26 interceptions in the three-time First-Team All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl selection – three returns to Touchdowns – 76 passes secured, 610 tags and 10 sacks in nine seasons by the Chiefs, Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals, who selected him in the third round of the 2013 draft .
Adam Teacher of ESPN contributed to this report.
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