New Orleans Saints starting safety Marcus Maye has been suspended three games due to violating the NFL’s Substances Of Abuse policy.
Saints safety Marcus Maye has been suspended without pay for the next three games for violating the NFL Policy on Substances of Abuse.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 20, 2023
This is Maye’s second season of his career with the Saints as he has spent most of his career with the New York Jets. Maye was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida. He has been one of the better safeties in the NFL. Maye has given the Saints a really good duo with him and Tyron Mathieu. Over his career Maye has 7 interceptions including one this season already. Maye has been apart of a very talented secondary for the Saints that includes the likes of standout corner Marshon Lattimore.
Who Steps In While Maye Is Suspended?
The next man up in theis safety room would be J.T. Gray. Gray is not a household name by any means. He came into the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State. Gray has mostly made a name for himself on special teams, however, where he was an All-Pro in 2019 and 2021. Gray also made his first Pro Bowl for his play on special teams in 2021. The Saints also drafted rookie safety Jordan Howden out of Minnesota. He would be the backup to Gray for the next three games.
The New Orleans Saints are favorites to win the NFC South at +115 according to Louisiana sportsbooks.
The next three games for the New Orleans Saints are not exactly tough games to say the least. The face the Packers this Sunday then home to the Bucs then on the road to face the Patriots. A defensive minded Head Coach in Dennis Allen should be able to work around losing one of their starting safeties for the next three games.
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Author : Owen Jones
Publish date : 2023-09-20 20:00:08
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