The New Orleans Saints wasted no time signing veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara after training with the team.
It looks like Prince Amukamara will get another chance after all. At the weekend, the New Orleans Saints brought the experienced cornerback to practice. Now, 24 hours later, it has been reported by ESPN’s Dan Graziano that the team will actually sign him.
Amukamara was on the Arizona Cardinals’ training squad last season, but was never eligible for a game. Now he hopes to return to the field with the saints on Sundays. The fact that he was able to earn this deal after training shows that he still has a lot in the tank.
Prince Amukamara has signed with the New Orleans Saints in one big step
While Amukamara’s best days are behind him, over the weekend he has done more than enough to get a contract from the Saints. Although Amukamara didn’t play a game last season, he started 15 games for the Chicago Bears in 2019. In this campaign he scored 53 tackles. The year before he reached his career high point with the release of three interceptions.
In total, he has played in 113 games in his long career and started 99 of these competitions. Before playing three seasons for Chicago, Amukamara spent a year in Jacksonville and five memorable seasons with the New York Giants.
The 6-foot-1, 205 pounder was with the Giants in 2012 when they stunned Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, giving the organization their fourth championship.
Looking ahead to 2021, Amukamara will hope to do more than enough to not only create the 53-man roster, but also to have a powerful impact on the New Orleans defense. Sean Payton gives him a chance. We’ll see if he benefits from it.