Nov 29, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (20) against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Veteran CB Dre Kirkpatrick to visit Saints

Free agent cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick plans to visit with the New Orleans Saints, NFL Network reported Monday.

The 31-year-old veteran visited the New England Patriots last month.

Kirkpatrick started 11 of his 14 games with the Arizona Cardinals in 2020 following an eight-year run with the Cincinnati Bengals.

He registered 56 tackles and three interceptions with the Cardinals, boosting his career totals to 358 tackles, 13 picks and three sacks in 113 games (78 starts).

He has returned two interceptions for touchdowns in his career, one against Baltimore’s Joe Flacco in 2013 and another against Denver’s Peyton Manning in 2014.

Cincinnati selected Kirkpatrick in the first round (17th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Alabama.

–Field Level Media

Nov 29, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (20) against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Free agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick visiting Pats

Veteran cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick is visiting the New England Patriots, NFL Network reported Thursday.

The 31-year-old free agent started 11 of his 14 games with the Arizona Cardinals in 2020 following an eight-year run with the Cincinnati Bengals.

He registered 56 tackles and three interceptions with the Cardinals, boosting his career totals to 358 tackles, 13 picks and three sacks in 113 games (78 starts).

He has returned two interceptions for touchdowns in his career, one against Baltimore’s Joe Flacco in 2013 and another against Denver’s Peyton Manning in 2014.

Cincinnati selected Kirkpatrick in the first round (17th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Alabama.

–Field Level Media

Sep 22, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27) gestures to a defensive play against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cardinals sign veteran CB Kirkpatrick

The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a 1-year deal with veteran cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, pending a physical, according to a report from NFL Network.

Kirkpatrick, 30, played in 99 games (67 starts) in his first eight seasons, all with the Bengals. In Cincinnati, he had 10 interceptions, including two that he returned for touchdowns, along with one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and three sacks.

The Bengals cut him in March.

In Arizona, Kirkpatrick will reunite with defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, who served as the Bengals’ defensive backs coach from 2014-15. Kirkpatrick blossomed into a starter during Joseph’s tenure and made a career-high 70 tackles in 2015.

The Cardinals needed depth in the secondary after cornerback Robert Alford tore his pectoral muscle and was placed on injured reserve. Alford started all but two games over the past four seasons.

Kirkpatrick was the Bengals’ first-round draft pick (No. 17 overall) out of Alabama in 2012.

–Field Level Media

Sep 22, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27) gestures to a defensive play against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cardinals sign veteran CB Kirkpatrick

The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a 1-year deal with veteran cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, pending a physical, according to a report from NFL Network.

Kirkpatrick, 30, played in 99 games (67 starts) in his first eight seasons, all with the Bengals. In Cincinnati, he had 10 interceptions, including two that he returned for touchdowns, along with one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and three sacks.

The Bengals cut him in March.

In Arizona, Kirkpatrick will reunite with defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, who served as the Bengals’ defensive backs coach from 2014-15. Kirkpatrick blossomed into a starter during Joseph’s tenure and made a career-high 70 tackles in 2015.

The Cardinals needed depth in the secondary after cornerback Robert Alford tore his pectoral muscle and was placed on injured reserve. Alford started all but two games over the past four seasons.

Kirkpatrick was the Bengals’ first-round draft pick (No. 17 overall) out of Alabama in 2012.

–Field Level Media