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New Orleans Saints re-sign former Ohio State standout to contract extension

by:Austin Brezina03/15/22


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The New Orleans Saints secured a new contract for a former Ohio State star on Tuesday, preserving a veteran piece of their secondary from last season. The Saints offered a contract extension to cornerback Bradley Roby, keeping him on their roster for his ninth NFL season and opening up cap space in the process.

Saints offer former Ohio State cornerback new contract

Roby joined the Saints last season to add depth to their secondary, and played in 14 games for them including one start. Roby tallied one interception, one sack and six passes defended in his time on the field, and his veteran presence will be back for the 2022 season as a result.

“The Saints and cornerback Bradley Roby have agreed to terms on a contract extension,” detailed NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “He’ll stay in New Orleans on a new deal, while giving the team cap space.”

Details of the contract were not immediately available, but Rapoport indicated that the contract was designed to help the team free up a little more cap space to maneuver this offseason.

Roby played three seasons at Ohio State from 2011-13, grabbing eight interceptions and returning two for touchdowns. His ability to disrupt the backfield and make plays was evident even with the Buckeyes, recording 132 solo tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss and one sack during his three-year college career. The Denver Broncos selected Roby in the first round with the 31st overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The Broncos made Roby a key part of their secondary, but he never fully won over a starting position until the 2018 season. Roby played two seasons with the Houston Texans after leaving Denver, before coming to New Orleans last year. Throughout his career, Roby has recorded at least one interception every season. His current career totals are 11 interceptions, eight forced fumbles and five sacks.