Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 3/19/12
Linebacker Joe Mays, who was reportedly hosted and pursued by the Saints during free agency, has decided to re-sign with his former team - the Denver Broncos. Mays was one of several named players the Saints had as targets to improve what's been an atrocious linebacking core the last couple of years. Unlike the "first wave" of free agency that saw numerous wide receivers and guards get snatched off the market, and now quarterbacks, the linebacker position seems far behind in terms of priority. The Saints acted fast to retain Marques Colston and replace Carl Nicks, but they've gone dark making any moves since then. Part of the reason for the inactivity is the market hasn't been set as linebackers are waiting for contracts. I'm also assuming, based on the Saints' cap status, they haven't been able to land any of these guys because they're offering discount deals hoping the chance to play for the Saints is appealing enough. The other players still on the Saints radar are... Seattle's David
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