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2021 New Orleans Saints free agency and rumor tracker

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? 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 20201squad. 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: ($1,456,035) (per Spotrac)

Players under contract: 53 (per Spotrac)

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

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

Re-Signings and Offseason Tracker

  • JT Gray re-signed with New Orleans on 1-year contract (article)
  • Dwayne Washington re-signed with New Orleans on 1-year contract (article)
  • Drew Brees announced retirement, leaving quarterback position open (article)
  • Saints re-sign quarterback Jameis Winston (article)

New Players

  • Saints signing fullback Alex Armah of the Carolina Panthers (source)
  • Saints adding tight end Nick Vannett after his release from the Denver Broncos (source)
  • Saints to sign defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon to two-year deal (source)
  • Saints sign former Tulane WR Jalen McCleskey (source)


  • Jameis Winston and Saints talking about new contract (source)
  • Trey Hendrickson is garnering interest from the Jets, Browns and Vikings (source)
  • Bears were suitor for Jameis Winston before he signed with Saints (source)
  • Cornerback Richard Sherman has drawn the interest of the Saints (source)
  • Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie was also drawing interest from the Saints (source)
  • Saints to trade Malcom Brown to Jaguars (source)
  • Marcus Williams to accept the franchise tag (source)
  • Cornerback T.J. Carrie set to visit the Saints (source)

2020 Saints Free Agents

  • Josh Hill, TE - signed with Detroit Lions (article)
  • Kwon Alexander, LB
  • Emmanuel Sanders, WR - expected to sign with Buffalo Bills (source)
  • Janoris Jenkins, CB - signing with Tennessee Titans (source)
  • Jared Cook, TE- signed with the San Diego Chargers (source)
  • Nick Easton, OL
  • Malcom Brown, DT - traded to Jacksonville Jaguars (source)
  • Thomas Morstead, P
  • Sheldon Rankins, DT - signing two-year deal with New York Jets (source)
  • Craig Robertson, LB
  • PJ Williams, CB
  • Justin Hardee, CB - signed 3-year deal with New York Jets (source)
  • Johnson Bademosi, CB
  • Jameis Winston, QB - re-signed with New Orleans on 1-year deal (article)
  • DJ Swearinger, FS
  • JT Gray, S - re-signed with New Orleans on 1-year contract (article)
  • Michael Burton, FB
  • Dwayne Washington, RB - re-signed with New Orleans on 1-year contract (article)
  • James Hurst, RT - re-signed with New Orleans on 3-year contract (source)
  • Ken Crawley, CB
  • Bennie Fowler, WR
  • Alex Anzalone, LB - signing with Detroit Lions on one-year deal (source)
  • Trey Hendrickson, DE - signing 4-year deal with Cincinnati Bengals (source, details)
  • Cole Wick, TE
  • Jason Vander Laan, TE
  • Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR
  • Cameron Tom, C

Saints-related NFL Free Agent News

  • TE Jonnu Smith signed a four-year, $50 million deal with the Patriots (source)
  • Lions plan to release former Saints backup QB Chase Daniel (source)
  • Patriots signing TE Hunter Henry (source)
  • WR Breshad Perriman signing with Detroit Lions (source)
  • Bears to release CB Kyle Fuller (source)
  • Bears giving DL Akiem Hicks permission to seek a trade (source)
  • Steelers giving CB Steven Nelson permission to seek a trade (source)

Reserve/Future Deals


Draft Picks

  • First round, 28th overall
  • Second round, 60th overall
  • Third round, 98th overall
  • Third round, 105th overall
  • Fourth round, 133rd overall
  • Sixth round, 216th overall
  • Seventh round, TBD

Free Agent Coverage

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