Frederick, 23, played in two games as a rookie last year with the New York Giants, making two tackles. He began his career as a seventh-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers out of Texas A&M last year. But he was released after the preseason and caught on with the Giants’ practice squad.
This year, he was released by the Giants after the preseason and added to Cleveland's practice squad.
Frederick (5-foot-10, 187 pounds) will add some depth to a secondary that has had a lot of moving parts recently. Over the past month, the Saints lost Vaccaro and starting cornerback Jabari Greer to season-ending injuries and released veteran backup Chris Carr. They have signed Frederick, second-year cornerback Trevin Wade and safety Eric Frampton (mainly to help on special teams).
Here’s the Saints’ depth chart in the secondary now: