Expect the Saints to Address Slot CB Position Via Free Agency Within the Next Few Days – (Saints News Network) Sports NOLA

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The "slot" cornerback position. For the New Orleans Saints and the rest of the NFL's 32 teams awaiting the "official" start of 2018 NFL Free Agency tomorrow afternoon, the slot CB position has evolved over the course of time to become one of the most critical roles for an NFL defense.

As the NFL offenses of this modern Era spread out and play more 3-wide receiver sets, opposing defenses have responded in kind by playing more nickel (5 defensive backs) and dime defense (6 defensive backs) — which as a direct result has turned the "slot CB" position into a starting role for most NFL defensive schemes.

But that also created another counter-move for most NFL offensive coordi...





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