Free-agent safeties are grabbing chairs ahead of preseason tilts starting.
The former Tennessee Titans safety missed all of the 2018 campaign with a torn ACL. He'd garnered some interest around the league, taking visits, and the signing suggests he's at or near full health.
When healthy, Cyprien can be a force as a safety capable of steamrolling downhill versus the run, compiling 453 tackles in his first four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. A 2013 second-round pick, Cyprien's career got off to a wonky start, but he morphed into a playmaker on the backend, particularly excelling in his final season in Jacksonville.
If healthy, Cyprien represents a quality depth addition who can fill in as a third safety. The veteran mostly plays strong safety, where Malcolm Jenkins starts. Rodney McLeod is making his way back from a torn ACL and will resume his starting free-safety role (we'd heard rumblings out of camp that Andrew Sendejo struggled in coverage playing McLeod's deep-safety role).