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2018 New Orleans Saints free agency and rumor tracker

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The free agency frenzy is about to kick into overdrive with the start of the new league year. How will the Saints attack this year with so many big names already off the board? Keep up with all the rumors, signings, and moves here.

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The New Orleans Saints are gearing up for the NFL’s Free Agency frenzy, which has already been underway. Of course, the official start of the new league year comes on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. CT. That’s when the stuff hits the fan. Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton have been fairly active thus far, and they’re sure to bring more to the table.

Saints cap space: $6,092,581 (NFLPA Records as of 4/18)

Players under contract: 79

Team needs: WR, TE, LB, CB, DT, DE

Here’s a look at the team’s moves, and this tracker will be updated constantly.

Re-Signings and Offseason Tracker

  • Thomas Morstead, P (5-year contract extension | source)
  • Alex Okafor, DE (2-year, $10 million - 3/16 | source)
  • Willie Snead, WR (RFA Tender, Original Round - 3/13)
  • Drew Brees, QB (2-year, $50 million - 3/13 | contract details)
  • George Johnson, DE (1-year, $915K - 3/7 | contract details)
  • John Theus, OT (claimed off waivers - 2/27)
  • Zach Wood, LS (1-year deal, 2/20)
  • Zach Line, FB (2-year deal)
  • Michael Mauti, LB (1-year deal)

New Players

  • Kurt Coleman, S (3-year, $16.5 million deal - 3/3 | contract details)
  • Patrick Robinson, CB (4-year deal - 3/14 | source, contract details)
  • Demario Davis, LB (3-year, $24 million deal with $18 million guaranteed | source)
  • Tom Savage, QB (3/14 - source, contract details)
  • Jermon Bushrod, OL (1-year, $1.015 million salary, 3/15 - source, contract details)
  • Benjamin Watson, TE (1-year deal - 3/28)
  • Cameron Meredith, WR (2-year, $9.6 million deal - 4/6) *Bears did not match

Rumors

  • TE Benjamin Watson being brought in for a visit - 3/27 (source) *signed with team
  • WR Cameron Meredith visited the team on Saturday (source)
  • WR Eric Decker is visiting the team - 3/20 (source), but then Sean Payton said nah
  • OL Jermon Bushrod and team are ‘pretty far down the line’ - 3/15 (source) *signed with team
  • DT Ndamukong Suh is on the team's radar - 3/14 (source), visiting Saints on 3/16 (source), left without a deal, Titans up next on 3/17 (source); signed with Rams on 3/26
  • WR Jordy Nelson visiting team after Seahawks and Raiders - 3/14 (source), signed with Raiders on 3/15
  • QB Tom Savage on team's radar - 3/14 (source) *signed with team
  • TE Jimmy Graham and team had mutual interest, negotiations stalled (signed with Packers - 3/13)
  • CB Malcolm Butler and team had renewed interest (signed with Titans - 3/13)
  • DL Muhammad Wilkerson was in for a visit (signed with Packers - 3/13)
  • CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on team’s radar, visited with Redskins on 3/13, and Saints are up next (update: will not be taking anymore visits)
  • TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins on team’s radar (source), nothing set up with Saints at this time (3/14 - source, signed with Jaguars on 3/15)

2018 Saints Free Agents

  • Jack Allen, OL (ERFA)
  • David Parry, DT (RFA)
  • Delvin Breaux, CB (RFA - expected to sign with Broncos, pending physical - 3/14; left without deal - 3/15)
  • Brandon Coleman, WR (RFA)
  • Rafael Bush, S (signed with Bills on 2-year, $4.5 million contract - 3/13)
  • Nick Fairley, DT (released 2/6)
  • Kenny Vaccaro, S
  • Alex Okafor, DE (visiting with Bucaneers on 3/15 | source; re-signed with team)
  • Senio Kelemete, G (signed a 3-year, $12 million deal with Texans | source)
  • John Kuhn, FB
  • Tony McDaniel, DT (released 2/6)
  • Chase Daniel, QB (agreed to 2-year, $10 million contract with Bears on 3/14 - source)
  • Clay Harbor, TE
  • Sterling Moore, CB
  • John Phillips, TE
  • Josh LeRibeus, OL
  • Zach Line, FB
  • Gerald Hodges, LB (released 2/26)
  • Michael Mauti, LB
  • John Hughes, DL
  • Jonathan Freeny, LB
  • Kasim Edebali, LB
  • Audie Cole, LB

Reserve/Future Deals

  • Jayrone Elliott, LB; Josh Huff, WR; Adam Bighill, LB; Alex Ellis, TE; Alex Jenkins, DL; De’Vante Harris, CB; Gabe Ikard, C; Landon Turner, G; Mykkele Thompson, DB; Shayne Skov, LB; Travin Dural, WR; Rickey Jefferson, S; Sae Tautu, LB; Paul Turner, WR; Bradley Sylve, DB; Andrew Tiller, OL

Draft Picks

  • 1st Round: 27th Overall
  • 3rd Round: 91st Overall
  • 4th Round: 127th Overall
  • 5th Round: 147th Overall (via Miami)
  • 5th Round: 164th Overall
  • 6th Round: 189th Overall (via Arizona)
  • 6th Round: 201st Overall
  • 7th Round: 245th Overall