Saints' new secondary braces for Falcons
METAIRIE - Saints cornerback Terrence Frederick says the time he spent practicing alongside safety Pierre Warren in the offseason and training camp appears to be paying off at a crucial time.
The two went their separate ways after the preseason, with Frederick joining New Orleans practice squad and Warren getting cut before being signed to Minnesota's practice squad.
Now they're together again - not as reserves competing for roster spots but as starters trying to help the Saints make the playoffs.
The pair comprises part of a secondary overhaul that got results last Monday night in Chicago, but likely will be tested more against Atlanta on Sunday.
In Chicago, the Saints allowed 194 yards passing, well below their average of 257.1 yards per game, which ranks 26th in the league.