With free agency well under way and a lot of the big names off the board, NFL teams are left plugging up the final remaining holes on their roster. Bleacher Report listed one move that each team still needs to make in free agency, and for the Saints it is finding a “versatile” defensive lineman.
Priority No. 1 is out of the way with Drew Brees back.
Focusing on quarterback meant New Orleans ignored much the rest of the market for a few days, though. But they did reunite with cornerback Patrick Robinson, which is a good get, and the addition of safety Kurt Coleman plugs a hole.
Where the Saints missed, though, was in the trenches in front of those two guys. According to Rapoport, the team had a meeting set with Wilkerson, who never wound up leaving Green Bay.
But the market doesn’t lack for options if the Saints want to seek out a consolation prize to help the Cameron Jordan-led front. Richardson is a solid option if the price is right. Or they could go all out and grab Suh, depending on how they view the entire scope of their offseason.
This is something the Saints can hit in the draft, too, but the focus there might be surrounding Brees with as many athletes as possible for a final potential run.
Suh is reportedly still in New Orleans after having dinner with Saints officials last night.
I’m told @Emerils it is for the #Saints Suh dinner.— Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherWDSU) March 17, 2018
Bring him in @@Emeril https://t.co/1h1I8OcNyM
#Saints and Suh met last night and he is touring the facility this morning.— Deuce Windham (@RevDeuceWindham) March 17, 2018
Suh is currently scheduled to visit the Titans after leaving New Orleans, so we’ll see what happens. Stay tuned.