Greer has been dealing with a groin injury since the preseason and he re-aggravated the injury in week five. During the first half of the Saints’ first victory of the season Greer re-injured his groin and had to sit out the rest of the game.
Greer has been having a sub-par season so far as he only has 12 tackles and an interception during his four appearances. The Saints’ are ranked 26th in the NFL in pass defense as they allow 283.3 passing yards a game.
The Saints will be happy to have Greer back and he should be able to help the secondary despite his low production. In the week seven matchup with the Buccaneers Greer will have his hands full as he will likely be the prime defender on wide receiver Vincent Jackson.
Jackson has only hauled in 20 receptions on the season but I would look for quarterback Josh Freeman to look for him quite often against the Saints. Jackson is one of the better receivers in the league and his size and pedigree could give the Saints’ secondary a problem.
Greer will have to come back strong from his injury and step up and defend Jackson. Greer is probably the Saints’ best cornerback and if he can slow down Jackson he could help the Saints defeat the Buccaneers.