The start of the 2014 NFL league year and free agency period officially begin at 4:00pm EST today!
There's always a flurry of signings of the top free agents at the start of the period, so grab your popcorn and join us here in this open thread as we wait and watch the action unfold across the league. Since the Saints don't really have much money to throw around, don't expect them to be active this early. They'll likely wait for the dust to settled before making a move. But hey, ya never know!
The Saints need to find help, whether it's in free agency or through the draft, at the following positions: cornerback, offensive tackle, safety, wide receiver, kick/punt returner. So far, they have only showed interest in safety Louis Delmas but he's already signed with the Dolphins.
As a reminder, the following Saints players will officially become free agents this afternoon and no longer be members of the team: Malcolm Jenkins, Zach Strief, Brian de la Puente, Parys Haralson, Charles Brown, Robert Meachem, Will Herring, Ramon Humber, Luke McCown, Joe Morgan, Jed Collins, Jerimiha Hunter, Kyle Knox, Terrence Frederick.
And don't forget that throughout the busy part of the free agency period you can always stay on top of everything the Saints are doing and the status of the team with our Saints free agency tracker, which we'll leave in the third cover position at the top of the page for a while.