In the wake of what was described as a “significant” knee injury to starting cornerback Jabari Greer on Sunday night, the New Orleans Saints have reportedly made a roster move to help fortify their seconday.
— Michael Hoffman (@MRHoffy) November 18, 2013
Michael Hoffman, who happens to be an NFL agent, indicates via his Twitter account that the Saints have signed his client, cornerback Trevin Wade, to a contract. It was later confirmed by multiple outlets (including ESPN) that Wade has been signed to the active roster (not just the practice squad), and he could be available as soon as this Thursday, when the Saints hit the road to take on the Atlanta Falcons.
Wade was a 7th-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2012, and he actually played in 13 games with Cleveland last season. However, he has been a free agent since the Browns released him in August, and the 24-year-old has just 17 tackles and 1 pass deflection in his young career.
I greatly doubt that the Saints are making this move as a way to “replace” Greer, but it is certainly possible that Wade could provide quality depth for the team at a low cost. Stay tuned for the corresponding roster move as it becomes available.