Found April 10, 2013 on WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network:
Salary cap issues are the theme of the 2013 offseason for the New Orleans Saints. With the team currently experiencing some challenges in that department, fans have become very familiar with the term “contract restructuring.” General manager Mickey Loomis has been hard at work taking the steps necessary to retain key players and sign free agents. [...]The post Best and Worst Offseason Moves: New Orleans Saints by Tyler Norris appeared first on WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network.

Saints bring in Lane Johnson for a visit

According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the New Orleans Saints brought in Oklahoma left tackle Lane Johnson for a visit. Johnson would be a nice player for the Saints after losing Jermon Bushrod in free agency.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script...

Saints sign OT Jason Smith

According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints have signed free agent offensive tackle Jason Smith. #Saints announce one-year deal with Tackle Jason Smith. — Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) April 11, 2013 Smith was drafted high in the first round by the Rams a few years ago and has been a bust.  He was traded to the Jets last season and played sparely.  ...

The Saints have to get the draft right

The New Orleans Saints have six picks in the upcoming draft. They have the 15th overall selection, then don’t get another until the 13th pick of the third round. Arguably, the team should use all six of its picks rebuilding what was a historically bad defense last year. The architect the Saints hired to rebuild the defense is former Dallas Cowboy defensive coordinator Rob Ryan...

Report: Saints re-sign restricted free agent Brian De La Puente

The New Orleans Saints have re-signed RFA center Brian De La Puente, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Saints re-signed RFA C Brian De La Puente. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2013 It makes sense for New Orleans to want to keep the player who was starting the year Drew Brees broke the NFL passing yardage record and who was also part of the line that won 2 Madden...

Saints agree to 1-year deal with OT Jason Smith

New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints and free agent offensive tackle Jason Smith have agreed to a one-year contract. Smith, whose acquisition was announced by the Saints on Thursday, has spent four seasons in the NFL, playing in 45 games with 26 starts at both left and right tackle. The 6-foot-5, 308-pound lineman was the second overall pick out of Baylor in...

Saints Nation: Draft Interview with the Score

Once a year I have the honor of dropping by The Score's "100 Yards and Running" to give my thoughts on the NFL draft as it pertains to the Saints. Sean Tomlinson always takes the time to reach out and kindly get my thoughts as if they matter. Pretty nice guy if you ask me. Make sure you follow him on twitter, he's legit. This time the topic was largely focused on...

Saints Nation: Five Players The Saints Should Target in Later Rounds

Today I want to look at five players that I think should be available for the Saints in later rounds. When a guy falls past the 3rd round it usually means there is a flaw of some kind. Physical limitations, an injury history, and raw/underdeveloped skills are just a few examples. But that doesn't mean they can't become great players, the odds are just lower. Here are guys...

Saints Sign OT Jason Smith

The New Orleans Saints announced on Thursday that they’ve reached an agreement with former Rams OT Jason Smith. Smith receives a one-year deal from the Saints after being released by the Jets earlier in the offseason. He’s a former No. 2 overall pick back in 2009, but has only managed to start 26 games during his NFL career. Smith has been given bust label after falling well...

Saints, Leonhard agree to deal

New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent safety Jim Leonhard. Leonhard, an eight-year veteran, played for Denver last season. The 5-foot-8, 188-pound former Wisconsin standout has also played for the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets. Last season, Leonhard played in all 16 games and had...
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