As free agency is set to open at 3:00pm today the Saints are targeting a defensive back early in the process.
Unrestricted free agent cornerback Brice McCain is on the Saints' radar, and I'm told things could heat up quickly between McCain and the Saints.
McCain was the Houston Texans starting nickel back in 2012. He's been in the league for three seasons. McCain is a bit undersized at 5'9" and 185 pounds, but I'm told he will be off the market fairly quickly.
The Texans selected the Utah product in the 6th round of the 2009 draft. He's played in a 3-4 scheme under Wade Phillips, and the scheme is similar to that of new Saints Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan will use in New Orleans.
McCain has played in 44 games (2 starts) entering his fourth season as a pro.
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