Kristian: Who the Saints may target in free agency
NFL free agency begins on March 12th, with the Saints as it stands now about $2 million over the $123 million cap. However, the team still has some wiggle room to save a ton of cap space with the contracts of Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma, and Roman Harper. Below is a list of some free agents the Saints could target on the open market.
Sebastian Volmer (Offensive Tackle) New England: If he doesn't re-sign with New England, and the if the Saints lose Jermon Bushrod, this is the most logical move for New Orleans. Brady loves him, and Brees would love Volmer protecting him as well.
Andre Smith (Offensive Tackle) Cincinnati: Again, all of this is predicated upon if they keep Jermon Bushrod in New Olreans. The Saints might want to upgrade at the position. Smith struggled with weight issues coming into the NFL out of Alabama. He's no longer the big bowl of jelly that he was when he entered the league.
Dashon Goldson (Safety) San Francisco: He played on one of the best defenses in the league the previous two seasons. Goldson is a flat out playmaker that hits everything moving. The Saints could have him as their top target in free agency. Malcolm Jenkins has 4 interceptions since coming into the league in 2009. Roman Harper has 6 interceptions in 7 NFL seasons. Goldson has 14 INT's in 6 seasons. Get my point? Goldson is expected to demand $8 million a year on the open market, possibly pricing the Saints out of the discussion.
William Moore (Safety) Atlanta: Yeah, as much as it might hurt to have another dirty bird in Black and Gold, Moore is a good football player. He's not really dynamic at one particular thing but does everything well. The Falcons, however, want to re-sign Moore before the start of free agency.
Tracy Porter (Cornerback) Denver: Believe it or not, the Hero of Super Bowl 44 could be back in the Big Easy. Porter clinched the Saints Super Bowl victory over the Colts, and after one year in Denver could find his way back to the Saints. Porter missed most of the season with the Broncos with an undisclosed illness. He signed a 1 year deal with Denver last offseason.
Delanie Walker (Tight End) San Francisco: Make no mistake, Jimmy Graham is the featured tight end in New Orleans, but Walker is used to being the complimentary piece of the puzzle. He filled the same role with San Francisco, with Vernon Davis as the main attraction. Walker can block, and catch the football. The Saints would love to add a compliment to Graham in the passing and running game.
Danny Woodhead (Running back) New England: The Saints love running backs, and I just figured why not. Why would he be an interesting name to kick around? Sure the Saints already have Darren Sproles, but heck that hasn't stopped them from adding running backs in the past. What a cool name! Woodhead! Say it! Woodhead!
Tags : Topics : Religion_Belief, SportsSocial : Religion_Belief, SportsLocations : Alabama, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver, New England, New Orleans, San FranciscoPeople : Andre Smith, Danny Woodhead, Darren Sproles, Dashon Goldson, Jermon Bushrod, Jimmy Graham, Jonathan Vilma, Malcolm Jenkins, Roman Harper, Sebastian Volmer, Tracy Porter (Cornerback), Vernon Davis, Will Smith, William Moore