Report: Tyrann Mathieu is expected to sign with Saints

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The Honey Badger is going home.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, safety Tyrann Mathieu is expected to sign with the Saints and the deal should be finalized in the coming days.

A native of New Orleans, Mathieu had a free-agent visit with the organization in early April. When the Saints did not address safety during the draft, it left a void for Mathieu to fill.

It’s also a better time for the Saints to sign Mathieu because as of 4 p.m. ET on Monday afternoon, free agents no longer factor into the compensatory pick formula.

Mathieu just wrapped up a three-year tenure with the Chiefs. He started 16 games in 2021, recording 76 total tackles, three interceptions, six passes defensed, and three fumble recoveries.

A third-round pick in the 2013 draft, Mathieu has 26 career interceptions and 76 passes defensed. He will turn 30 later this month.

10 responses to “Report: Tyrann Mathieu is expected to sign with Saints

  1. Welcome home Honey Badger. Finish your career in the City that raised you.

  2. Imagine had he accepted the deal Veach offered him last year… He bet on himself, and lost. That cost him millions! Says all I need to know about the guy. Hopefully a lesson to the younger guys though. You’re paid huge dollar to play a game, it takes a toll for sure, but keep in mind the people that pay for your lifestyle average $50-80k per year. Mouthing off to them, is never a good idea. Especially when all you do is avoid tackles and point your finger towards someone else.

  3. Michael Thomas and Honey Badger in the same locker room…. now that is toxicity. At least now he can’t complain about fans criticizing his soft nature since he is from there

  4. Wont miss Malcolm Jenkins, still hope can fill the hole minnasota marcus williams left.

  5. Having been raised a Saints fan in La, I’m happy to see him headed home to finish his career. As a long time KC resident and Chiefs fan, I am grateful for his contributions to the Chiefs and wish him nothing but the best.

  6. As a Chiefs fan I’m happy for him. We had him during his best years and helped us win a Super Bowl. Obviously he’s lost a step but I hope he’s successful in NOLA in front of his hometown crowd.

  7. Though he may have lost a step, when he came out against Buffalo, KC’s secondary got shredded.

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