Tory James Narrows List, Saints Included
The other three squads have quality starters at cornerback, and are probably looking at the 33-year-old as a nickel corner. The Saints, on the other hand, would probably ask James to start opposite Mike McKenzie until whoever the Saints draft this year is ready to step into the starting spot. What that says about the Saints depth at corner is frightening, but the potential for a starting job might push James towards New Orleans.
Likewise, James is a New Orleans native and LSU grad. It would make sense that he'd want to come back home to play out the rest of his career. It'd be just like playing in Cincinnati anyway; his teammates Brian Simmons and Kevin Kaesviharn have already signed with New Orleans.
Though on paper James might seem too old to adequately replace even Fred Thomas, he's averaged five interceptions a year since 2001. The Saints defense, besides lacking in coverage ability, couldn't take the ball away enough last year. The additions of James and a rookie would go a long way in improving the secondary.