5 Biggest Free Agency Rumors Surrounding New Orleans Saints

5 Biggest Free Agency Rumors Surrounding New Orleans Saints

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The New Orleans Saints have been very busy the last few weeks, making cuts to get themselves back under the salary cap and back in a position to make some moves in free agency. They may not have a lot of money to work with this offseason, but they are rumored to have a few more tricks up their sleeves.

5. Brian De La Puente and Zach Strief Won't Be Back

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5. Brian De La Puente and Zach Strief Won't Be Back

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The Saints would like to avoid the headache of replacing both Brian De La Puente and Zach Strief next year, but they just don't have the money to keep them around. Unless either of them are willing to take a hefty hometown discount to stay in New Orleans, they've likely played their last games for the Saints.

4. Robert Meachem Will Re-Sign With The Team

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4. Robert Meachem Will Re-Sign With The Team

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Robert Meachem has not lived up to his billing in the NFL, but he has proven he can be a semi-reliable contributor in Sean Payton's offensive system. No team is going to overpay him after the debacle that was his last big free agent contract, so the Saints could end up keeping him for a very reasonable price.

3. There Are More Cuts Coming

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3. There Are More Cuts Coming

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The Saints have been shedding salary all offseason, but the cuts might not be over. They still want to spend some money over the next few months on both free agents and their own franchise tight end. That money might have to come from them letting go of more players.

2. They'll Sign A Value Cornerback

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2. They'll Sign A Value Cornerback

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The Saints don't have much money to spend in free agency, but they do need to bring in a starting-caliber cornerback. They won't be in the running for any of the big-name players on the market, but they could grab a lesser costly option like former Panther Captain Munnerlyn.

1. They Will Sign Jimmy Graham To A Long-Term Deal

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1. They Will Sign Jimmy Graham To A Long-Term Deal

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Despite all the bad blood that can come with a prolonged contract negotiation, all signs point to the Saints eventually getting a long-term deal done with tight end Jimmy Graham. He's one of the most reliable playmakers in the league right now, and New Orleans would be crazy to let him go into next season while playing on the franchise tag.


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