Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/18/13

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 16: (L-R) Offensive lineman Carl Nicks #77 and Jermon Bushrod #74 of the New Orleans Saints get set to pass protect as Drew Brees #9 and Reggie Bush #25 await the snap against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Louisana Superdome on January 16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 45-14. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
The 2012 season is over for the New Orleans Saints, and now we look onto the potential 2013 New Orleans Saints roster changes. The Saints will potentially have 21 players leaving this offseason. The most important re-signing the Saints must make in 2013 is Jermon Bushrod. Most Saints fans already know the extent of damage that happened to this team when they did not re-sign Carl Nicks in 2012. If you keep letting offensive linemen go without viable replacements, then Drew Brees doesn’t have a chance to survive in the pocket. A deal must be done with Bushrod, and in the event it doesn’t happen, the Saints may continue their downward trajectory even with Sean Payton coming back.… Read more
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