Two days after the New Orleans Saints waived cornerback Jerome Murphy the team re-signed cornerback Elbert Mack. Mack was originally released from the roster to make room for Murphy.
With his re-signing it is apparent that the Saints made a mistake and want to give Mack a second chance. Murphy did not have good production so far as a Saint so the Saints cut ties with him. Mack should make the most out of his second chance as he attempts to vie for the number four cornerback spot.
Mack has yet to play this season but the Saints will probably use him in their week three matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Saints have been battling injuries since training camp and Mack is much needed depth in the secondary.
Starting cornerback Jabari Greer and cornerback Johnny Patrick have both been banged up and the Saints secondary has been getting burned. The Saints are definitely missing Greer, maybe their best cornerback, and hopefully he will play against the Chiefs.
Now that Mack is back I would expect him to play as hard as anyone. I’m sure it was tough getting cut by the Saints but now he has a second chance and those are hard to come by in the sports world. If Mack can make an instant impact it would validate him and the Saints for bringing him back.
Furthermore, Mack might even start if Greer and Patrick are not able to go and he should seize the opportunity. The Saints secondary has been a big question mark so far this season as the Saints have really been struggling on defense.
Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is confident that the defense can turn things around. Spagnuolo is incorporating a new defensive scheme and the Saints have not quite mastered it yet. I think once the defense figures things out the Saints will get rolling and they should start by getting their first win of the season in week three.