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2019 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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It’s practically go time for the New Orleans Saints, as the official start of the new NFL league year comes at us on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. CT. That’s when the official craziness ensues even though it already has started, and should be an interesting time for general manager Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton as they piece together the 2019 squad. As always, we present to you a one-stop shop for all things related to the black and gold for free agency.

Saints cap space: $16,462,912 (3/22 - per NFLPA report))

Players under contract: 56 (NFLPA public salary cap report)

Team needs: DT, TE, WR, OL, LB, RB

Here’s a look at the team’s moves so far, which will be updated constantly.

Re-Signings and Offseason Tracker

  • Ken Crawley, DB (source - 3/13, Right of First Refusal Tender)
  • Wil Lutz, K (5-year, $25 million deal | contract details)
  • Teddy Bridgewater, QB (1-year, $7.25 million deal | official)
  • Craig Robertson, LB (2-year, $4 million deal - 3/11)
  • Chris Banjo, DB (3-year, $9 million deal - 3/9)
  • Michael Ola, OL (1-year deal - 2/19)
  • Justin Hardee, DB (1-year, $645,000 tender - 2/11)
  • Vince Biegel, LB (1-year, $645,000 tender - 2/11)
  • Cameron Tom, OL (1-year, $645,000 tender - 2/11)
  • Zach Wood, LS (1-year, $645,000 tender - 2/11)

New Players

  • DB Marcus Sherels will be signing a one-year deal with the team (source)
  • TE Jared Cook reportedly close to a contract with team
  • OL Nick Easton will be signing a 4-year, $24 million contract (source)
  • DL Mario Edwards will be signing a 2-year, $5 million contract (announcement | source)
  • DT Malcom Brown has signed a 3-year, $15 million contract with the Saints (announcement | article)
  • RB Latavius Murray has signed a 4-year, $14.4 million contract with the Saints (source | article)

Rumors

  • The Saints are one of the team interested in acquiring DE Robert Quinn from the Dolphins - 3/19 (source)
  • OL Nick Easton was in for a visit on Thursday - 3/14 (source)
  • QB Drew Brees restructured his contract to create $10.8 million in salary cap space - 3/14 (source)
  • DL Mario Edwards visited the Saints on Wednesday night - 3/13 (source)
  • TE Jared Cook will be in for a visit - 3/13 (source)
  • The Dolphins are reportedly making a late push to sign QB Teddy Bridgewater - 3/13 (multiple sources); NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says that Ryan Tannehill could be an option for the Saints (source)
  • WR Dez Bryant is still on the Saints radar for 2019, team wants him back - 3/12 (source)
  • DE Ezekiel Ansah will be visiting the Bills and Jets - 3/12 (source | article)
  • QB Teddy Bridgewater turned down a larger offer from the Dolphins to re-sign with the Saints - 3/12 (source); Ian Rapoport says no deal was extended; re-signing with the Saints - 3/14 (source)
  • RB Mark Ingram is reportedly on the Bears and Packers radar - 3/10 (source); he’s also on the Lions and Ravens radar (source); Ingram has reportedly received a contract offer from Baltimore (source)
  • QB Teddy Bridgewater is believed to return to the Saints to back up Drew Brees - 3/11 (source)

2019 Saints Free Agents

  • Zach Wood, LS (ERFA)
  • Vince Biegel, LB (ERFA)
  • Cameron Tom, OL (ERFA)
  • Justin Hardee, DB (ERFA)
  • Rickey Jefferson, S (ERFA) *Not expected to be tendered (source)
  • Daniel Lasco, RB (RFA) *Waived by team on 3/6
  • Ken Crawley, CB (RFA)
  • Tommylee Lewis, WR (RFA) *Not expected to be tendered (source)
  • Wil Lutz, K (RFA)
  • Mark Ingram, RB *Signed by the Ravens on a 3-year, $15 million deal (source)
  • Manti Te’o, LB
  • Benjamin Watson, TE *Retired
  • Michael Hoomanawanui, TE
  • Craig Robertson, LB
  • Chris Banjo, S
  • Dez Bryant, WR
  • Jermon Bushrod, OL
  • Jay Bromley, DL
  • Michael Ola, OL
  • Josh LeRibeus, OL
  • P.J. Williams, CB
  • Tyeler Davison, DT
  • Teddy Bridgewater, QB
  • Alex Okafor, DE *Signed a 3-year, $24 million contract with the Chiefs (source)
  • Kurt Coleman, S (released by team on 2/21)

Reserve/Future Deals

  • QB J.T. Barrett, CB Chris Campbell, DB J.T. Gray, DT Tomasi Laulile, LB Darnell Sankey, OT Nate Wozniak

Draft Picks

  • 2nd Round: 62nd Overall
  • 5th Round: 169th Overall
  • 6th Round: 178th Overall (via New York Jets)
  • 6th Round: 204th Overall
  • 7th Round: 233rd Overall (via Cleveland)
  • 7th Round: 246th Overall

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