Report: Saints express interest in cornerback Richard Sherman


The New Orleans Saints are one of several teams to express an interest in signing cornerback Richard Sherman according to a report from the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

The Saints recently hired Sherman’s former position coach, Kris Richard, as a secondary coach after Aaron Glenn left to become the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator and are in the market for a cornerback after releasing Janoris Jenkins earlier this month.

Sherman, 32, has played 10 NFL seasons including the last three with the San Francisco 49ers. During his career he’s racked up 36 interceptions, three defensive touchdowns, 115 passes defended and five forced fumbles.

The Saints would have to get creative in order to actually sign the veteran as the team is currently working to get underneath the NFL’s salary cap.

New Orleans has already released several key players and restructured several other deals in order to meet the roughly $185.5 million cap ceiling.