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New Orleans Saints agree to deal with safety Marcus Maye

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Oct 24, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New York Jets free safety Marcus Maye (20) tackles New England Patriots running back Damien Harris (37) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints found an immediate solution for their vacancy at safety, agreeing to a three-year contract with free agent safety Marcus Maye, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday night.

The deal for the former New York Jet reportedly is worth $28.5 million, of which $15 million is guaranteed.

Earlier Tuesday, safety Marcus Williams left the Saints to accept a five-year, $70 million offer from the Baltimore Ravens.

The Saints also reached a deal on Tuesday to extend the contract of cornerback Bradley Roby, per multiple reports. Roby, 29, had been headed into the final year of his contract.

Maye, 29, is coming off a rough year on and off the field.

The Jets used the franchise tag to retain him last offseason, but he played only six games in 2021 before sustaining a season-ending Achilles injury.

Maye also is facing DUI charges dating from February 2021, and the incident could trigger a suspension from the NFL.

The Jets selected Maye in the second round of the 2017 draft. Over his five seasons in New York, Maye compiled six interceptions, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, 312 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 60 games (all of them starts).

–Field Level Media