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Saints Free Agent Review - Offensive and Defensive Line

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Offensive Line

Player Position Years Exp. FA Status Evaluation
Jon Stinchcomb
RT 6
UFA

I like Stinch cause he's always good for some straight talk after the Saints take a beating. But if I'm being honest, he's replaceable. Zach Strief, the biggest dude I have ever seen in my life, is the likely heir to the throne. More importantly, Strief would probably be cheaper.

CSC says: See ya!


Player Position Years Exp. FA Status Evaluation
Jahri Evans
RG 3
RFA

Evans needs to stay and the Saints need to do everything within reason to make sure he does. He's been a cheap date so far so Evans looks to be poised to cash in this year. If the Saints don't, another team will.

CSC says: Keep him!


Player Position Years Exp. FA Status Evaluation
Zach Strief
OT 3
RFA

Strief saw a fair amount of playing time last season and proved to be competent. Zach could definitely be a cheaper alternative to Jon Stinchcomb on the right side. He can also play the left side. Seriously though, he is gigantic.

CSC says: Keep him!


Player Position Years Exp. FA Status Evaluation
Matt Lehr
C, G 8
UFA

Remember that whole trial/murder/suicide/love triangle thing that went down last year? That was crazy. Geez. Anyway, Lehr did a pretty good job filling in under center, with a few exceptions. What really makes him valuable is his versatility and ability to play center or guard. He shouldn't cost too much so I say he's worth it.

CSC says: Keep him!

Defensive Line

Player Position Years Exp. FA Status Evaluation
Antwan Lake
DT
6 UFA

There is a lot of competition at the defensive tackle spot but Antwan Lake has been consistently good. Lake made $1 million last year and the Saints already have a lot of money tied up with Brian Young and Sedrick Ellis. Also, 2008 draft pick DeMario Pressley will be ready to compete next season. So ss much as I like Lake, he may not be here next season.

CSC says: Keep him!


Player Position Years Exp. FA Status Evaluation
Montavious Stanley
DT
3 RFA

The guy with the craziest name on the Saints is part of the same crowd at the defensive tackle spot. He would have to really impress during camp to earn a spot on the 53-man roster but if the Saints can get him cheap, it might be worth it.

CSC says: See ya!


Player Position Years Exp. FA Status Evaluation
James Reed
DT
8 UFA

Who? Never heard of him. There are too many other talented defensive tackles in the Saints for this guy to have a chance. No way he's in black and gold next season.

CSC says: See ya!