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The New Orleans Saints have an impending melee at cornerback this preseason, a good problem for a secondary in need of some dramatic change.
Cornerback Corey White was pressed into action as a starter last season, and he performed admirably. That is not to say that his pass defense was great, but Lewis held his own and figures to at least compete for the starting job this season.
Keenan Lewis was signed last year to start, and he did his job well opposite White. Patrick Robinson hopes to come back from a torn patellar tendon to compete for a starting job as well.
Joining them this offseason is veteran Champ Bailey, who brings 15 years of NFL experience to the table. He has also lost a step or two, which means he shouldn't be guaranteed a starting job based on his past.
Rookie corner Stanley Jean-Baptiste might even join the fray if he can develop quickly.
A dearth of talent has turned into an embarrassment of riches, so to speak. The Saints don't have an elite cornerback, but a healthy depth chart makes for intrigue this preseason.
Will Bailey come back from injury and buck his detractors? Can Robinson recover from his awful injury to make an impact? Was White's 2013 performance a taste of what's to come, or was he playing over his head?
All those questions and more will be answered this year.
Lewis and Bailey are named starters with White and Jean-Baptiste third and fourth on the depth chart, respectively.