I tried a variety of titles for this piece, but they were all completely Gay (sorry, I had too). The New Orleans Saints have made a splash in free agency with cornerback Randall Gay. The Saints have added another corner two years in a row from a top-tier team to try and improve their secondary. The move will help the Saints have more freedom in the first round of the draft. Gay made the Saints his top priority and got paid for it.
The Times Picayune is reporting that the deal is worth about $6.7 million in salary and bonuses over the first two years, with a chance to go up to $9 million, based on playing time.
Gay, who played at LSU, made the Saints his first visit and his first priority in free agency according to the Times Picayune.
The former New England Patriots backup (did have three starts last year) was intriguing to the Chiefs, but I am sure we had a visit scheduled with him after about four teams did. We figure if they can make it to Kansas City then they don’t have any real offers. So King Carl can bring them in and play hardball.
The Saints also resigned WR Devery Henderson.