Nick Fairley was a bargain last season, but he should finally be in line for a lucrative long-term deal as he enters free agency for a third time.
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Sean Payton says that whether finding a pass-rusher through free agency or the draft, the Saints must be better at affecting opposing quarterbacks.
The four-year veteran could supply just the kind of run defense in the middle that New Orleans sorely lacked last season.
The Saints seem to have a plethora of safeties, but economics and age might significantly alter the dynamics of the position next season.
Former NFL wide receiver Robert Meachem was released from jail on Thursday after spending three days behind bars for failing to make alimony and child support payments.
Saints right tackle Zach Strief and right guard Jahri Evans aren't going to last forever, despite the good seasons they both had in 2016.
Headed to the Big Easy for the NBA All-Star Game this weekend? Plan your doughnut stops, museum trips and gator hunts with help from the city's top pros. (The biggest key: Living like a local means never visiting Bourbon Street.)
The Saints almost assuredly will look for defensive help in the first round, and Stanford DE Solomon Thomas can set the edge and rush the passer.
Ex-NFL wideout Robert Meachem can be released once $100,000 of the nearly $400,000 he owes in alimony and child support has been paid to his ex-wife, Andrea Rhodes.
They're one of nine teams in the league with the same GM and head coach since 2012, but the Saints still haven't recovered defensively from the fallout of 2012's bounty scandal.
It's only natural to think about LSU powerhouse Leonard Fournette coming to play for the Saints, but Mark Ingram is coming off his best season.
The former first-round pick suffered a stunning drop-off in 2016, after a great rookie season. If Anthony doesn't make big strides this summer, his future in New Orleans will be in doubt.
New Orleans got tremendous value in signing Nick Fairley, but the Saints have other needs this offseason, too.
Most teams with a 38-year-old starting QB would be looking for an heir apparent in the draft. But most teams don't have an ageless wonder like Brees.
Drew Brees had a 5,000-yard passing season at the age of 38, and shows no signs of slowing down.
Coby Fleener didn't live up to his contract in his first season with New Orleans, but the Saints have enough at the spot that it's not a priority.
After three summers in West Virginia, the Saints' training camp will return home for what they hope is the start of a journey back to the postseason.
Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer
The Saints officially announced the hirings of receivers coach Curtis Johnson and defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen. Johnson, who previously served as the Saints' WR coach from 2006-2011 before becoming a head coach at Tulane and spending one year with the Chicago Bears, has also been given the title of "senior offensive assistant." Nielsen spent the past 14 years in college, most recently as the defensive line/recruiting coordinator/run game coordinator at North Carolina State from 2013-2016. The Saints have now filled all of their major assistant coach vacancies after previously hiring linebackers coach Mike Nolan and special teams coordinator Bradford Banta.
After adding the prolific Michael Thomas in last year's draft, the Saints don't need to make it a priority to fortify their young receiving corps.
Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer
The Saints will return home for training camp in 2017 at their team practice facility in Metairie after spending the past three years at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, the team announced. New Orleans has alternated between home and away camps during the Sean Payton era. They trained at home primarily from 2009-2013 after training in Jackson, Miss., from 2006-2008. Practices will be open to the public. The full camp schedule will be released later this spring.
By almost any measure, Brees' career is indisputably worthy of enshrinement in Canton.
New Orleans' primary need this offseason is glaring. Expect the Saints to give Cameron Jordan some pass-rush help, through both free agency and the draft.
The Saints and Pelicans will assist in relief efforts after a series of tornadoes devastated the area of New Orleans East on Tuesday.
Pass-rushing ends will almost certainly be on the Saints' radar in the first round of the draft, which means picking Taco Charlton would make sense.