As the New Orleans Saints fight for the chance to make the playoffs this season, there are still plenty of other things that will happen with the team in the future. The Saints are hoping to make a deep run into the playoffs and if they win on Sunday, they will get that chance.
There are a few players who could be playing their last few games with the Saints this season since the team will be looking to move some players around. One player who could be gone after this season is veteran safety Roman Harper.
Harper has spent his entire career with the Saints since the team drafted him in the second round back in 2006. However, it seems that Harper has been on the roster bubble since this past offseason, and he could finally be let go in the next offseason. The hard-hitting safety is 31-years-old and has missed seven games this season.
Furthermore, when the Saints drafted safety Kenny Vaccaro, they made it clear that they wanted to get younger at the safety position and Harper would eventually be the odd man out.
Despite Vaccaro’s season ending with a fractured ankle, the Saints will still probably not keep Harper beyond this season. Harper is set to make about $3 million next season and the Saints are looking to shed some cap space in the offseason. The Saints’ cap situation does not get any better in the next few years so the team will be looking to shed some cap for the future.
Harper had some great years for the Saints, but after being reduced to a rotational role this season, the Saints will likely not have him back next season.