Bleacher report The New York Giants are expected to sign cornerback Antonio Cromartie to a two-year, $10 million deal, according to a league source.
The move could help bolster a secondary that ranked last in points allowed last season.
New Orleans will likely need Cromarties help in the secondary to compete for a playoff spot, and the contract would give the Saints a strong signing to help solidify their secondary.
Cromartia, 28, was the first cornerback selected in the first round in 2011, and he has since been an All-Pro in four consecutive seasons.
New York’s defense ranked 31st in points against last season, but it also had one of the best pass defenses in the league, ranking 27th in pass defense DVOA.
New Saints coach Sean Payton is likely to look to bolster his pass defense as the team enters a new contract year.
New GM Mickey Loomis has been rumored to be in the market for an upgrade at corner, and Cromarti’s departure could pave the way for the team to find that needed help.
Cromarts signing will likely be announced during the draft, and if it does happen, it could be at the end of the first day of the draft.