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Kristian: Saints free agent visitors

The Saints are on to phase two of the free agency process.  The big names, by and large, are off the board and have new teams; however, some pretty good players can still be had on the open market.  The Saints are exploring the OLB (pass rusher) options in free agency.  Over the weekend the Saints hosted veteran LB Manti Te'o, who left New Orleans without a deal.  Today, the Saints are visiting with OLB Alex Okafor, who spent his first four seasons in Arizona with the Cardinals. He played through a torn bicep injury in 2016 and registered just 3.5 sacks. In 2014, though, Okafor did rack up 8 sacks.  For his career he has 13.5 quarterback take downs. 

The Saints have indentified pass rusher as their top priority this off-season.  That upgrade will likely have to come via the draft.  Pass rushing specialists rarely hit the open market in their prime.  Okafor will be in town today for a visit, and we'll see if leads to a contract with the Saints. The Saints still have some salary cap space to make a few moves.

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03/13/2017 1:08PM
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03/13/2017 5:17PM
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