The Saints got some help for the secondary today, as they have inked CB Jabari Greer to a four-year, $22 million deal, Scout.com has confirmed. The deal includes $10 million in guaranteed money.
“Jabari is a young and energetic corner and will fit in nicely into our defensive backfield,” said Saints executive vice president/general manager Mickey Loomis. “He’s an aggressive player and has outstanding speed and athleticism and translates the skills very well to the football field. We are excited to have him join our team.”
Greer was with the Bills for the last five seasons. He came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2004, and played his collegiate football at the University of Tennessee, where he was a three-year starter for the Volunteers and also was and a record-setting member of the school’s nationally-ranked track program.
In five seasons, he has played in 70 career regular season games, making 26 starts, and has registered 140 tackles (114 solo) and 26 assists, along with four interceptions for 76 yards, 33 passes defensed and two sacks.
“We are excited about acquiring Jabari. He has the skill set you are looking for in a corner,” said head coach Sean Payton. “He brings speed and cover ability to the position. He has come into this league and quickly has established a reputation for himself and we are very pleased with this addition to our team.”