Source: Saints signing Marcus Maye to three-year, $28.5 million deal

The New Orleans Saints are expected to sign S Marcus Maye once the NFL free agency period officially opens on Wednesday.

The New Orleans Saints are expected to sign former New York Jets safety Marcus Maye to a three-year, $28.5 million deal that includes $15 million guaranteed once the NFL free agency period opens, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.

Recapping Maye’s 2021 season

It was a rough year for Maye. Due to his Achilles tear, he was limited to six starts. He finished the 2021 campaign with no interceptions, 46 tackles, 1 sack, and 4 tackles for loss.

It was down from his usual career production. In his five years in the league, Maye produced 312 tackles, 6 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles, 9 tackles for loss, and 1 fumble recovery.

“Marcus was kind of that settling force back there and obviously a heck of a football player,” Jets head coach Robert Saleh said after Maye injured his Achilles. “I’m more concerned for Marcus than I am what we’ll do defensively to try to fill that void because he’s a fantastic young man, he’s done everything we’ve asked him to do, and I’m sick for him.”

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