Saints cornerback Eli Apple left their game on Sunday against the Bears with an injury. While original reports suggested Apple hyperextended his knee, the organization has yet to reveal how much time they expect him to miss. However, the team has begun looking at replenishing their secondary depth, holding a workout with free-agent corner Kayvon Webster according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Webster began his career with the Broncos, who selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of South Florida. He served as a primary backup for four seasons in Denver before signing with the Rams in 2017 to be one of the team’s top corners. He started eleven games before suffering a season ending injury.
Since then, Webster has appeared in just two games – both with the Texans in 2018. A combination of injuries and roster shuffling has left him on the outskirts of NFL rosters.
The Saints originally signed Webster in June of this year, but released him prior to the start of the regular season. Since his release, Webster has worked out for the Jets, but his familiarity with New Orleans would make him a good fit, if they do want to supplement their secondary while Apple recovers.