Saints search for safety has to go beyond Sensabaugh

March, 10, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

One of the safeties the Saints had been looking at is off the market. Todd Archer reports Gerald Sensabaugh has signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

This may seem like a loss to New Orleans fans, but don't be too heartbroken. There might be some reasons why the Cowboys only signed Sensabaugh to a one-year deal and why the Saints didn't top that offer.

First off, Sensabaugh is more of a strong safety and the Saints' big need is at free safety. Second, Sensabaugh has a history of off-field problems and that might have kept the Saints' interest lukewarm.

They still might land Darren Sharper, who already has visited New Orleans, and there could be some safeties on the radar, including some guys that aren't available right now.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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