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2022 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 free agency opens this Wednesday. That’s when the official craziness ensues, and should be an interesting time for general manager Mickey Loomis and head coach Dennis Allen as they piece together the 2022 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: $21,342,758 (per Spotrac)

Players under contract: 68 (per Spotrac)

Team needs: QB, WR, DT, TE, S, RB

Saints Super Bowl odds, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook

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

Re-Signings and Offseason Tracker

  • WR Tre’Quan Smith signs 2-year deal (article)
  • QB Jameis Winston re-signs 2-year deal (article)
  • CB Bradley Roby signs contract extension to reduce cap hit (article)
  • WR Deonte Harty to receive 2nd-round tender (article)
  • DT Albert Huggins re-signed on 1-year deal (article)
  • QB Blake Bortles re-signed on 1-year futures deal (article)
  • TE Juwan Johnson re-signed on 1-year deal (article)
  • DE Carl Granderson re-signed on 1-year deal (article)
  • DT Jalen Dalton re-signed on 1-year deal (article)
  • OT Ethan Greenidge re-signed on 1-year deal (article)

New Players

  • Saints add former Buccaneers second round pick S Justin Evans (article)
  • Saints sign former first round pick DE Taco Charlton (article)
  • Saints sign DT Jaleel Johnson (article)
  • Saints sign QB Andy Dalton to be Jameis Winston’s back-up (article)
  • Saints sign veteran special teamer safety Daniel Sorensen (article)
  • Safety Marcus Maye set to sign 3-year contract to join Saints (article) (poll) (film analysis)
  • Saints to sign DL Kentavius Street (article) (poll)

Rumors

  • Saints have shown interest in multiple free agent wide receivers (article)
  • QB Trevor Siemien to visit Chicago Bears (article)
  • Terron Armstead to visit Miami Dolphins (article)
  • WR Tre’Quan Smith to visit Atlanta Falcons (article)
  • Deshaun Watson to Cleveland (article)
  • Deshaun Watson decision could take through the weekend (source)
  • Tre-Quan Smith to visit with Falcons (source)
  • Saints conduct second meeting with Deshaun Watson (source)
  • Deshaun Watson reportedly “leaning” on picking Saints (source)
  • QB Jameis Winston considered Saints “Plan B” option behind Deshaun Watson (source)
  • Falcons now interested in QB Deshaun Watson (source)
  • Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault possibly on trading block (source)
  • Saints S Marcus Williams’s asking price “too high” for teams right now (source)
  • Deshaun Watson to meet with Saints in next 48 hours (source)
  • QB Jameis Winston still viewed as likely to return to New Orleans (source)
  • Saints made trade offer for QB Deshaun Watson (source)
  • Saints have shown interest in QB Jimmy Garoppolo (source)

2022 Saints Free Agents

  • OT Ethan Greenidge - re-signed on 1-year deal (article)
  • DT Albert Huggins - re-signed on 1-year deal (article)
  • TE Juwan Johnson - re-signed on 1-year deal (article)
  • QB Blake Bortles - re-signed on 1-year futures deal (article)
  • CB Jordan Miller - re-signed on 1-year futures deal
  • S Marcus Williams - joining Baltimore Ravens on 5-year deal (article)
  • OT Terron Armstead - signing 5-year deal with Miami Dolphins (article)
  • QB Jameis Winston - re-signed on 2-year deal (article)
  • CB PJ Williams - re-signed on 1-year deal (article)
  • LB Kwon Alexander
  • WR Tre’Quan Smith - re-signed on 2-year deal (article)
  • OL Caleb Benenoch
  • RB/WR Ty Montgomery - joining New England Patriots on 2-year deal (source)
  • WR Kenny Stills
  • S Jeff Heath
  • OT Jordan Mills
  • QB Trevor Siemian - signs with Chicago Bears (article)
  • CB Ken Crawley
  • DT Jalyn Holmes
  • DT Christian Ringo
  • WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey - re-signed (unknown length of contract) (source)
  • TE Garrett Griffin - signing with Detroit Lions (article)
  • WR Deonte Harty - received 2nd-round tender (article)
  • DT Shy Tuttle - received one-year tender (article)
  • DE Carl Granderson - re-signed on 1-year deal (article)
  • DT Jalen Dalton - re-signed on 1-year deal (article)

Saints-related NFL Free Agent News

  • QB Matt Ryan traded from Falcons to Colts (source)
  • WR Robert Woods possibly available via trade (article)
  • Marcus Williams set to sign with Ravens (article)
  • Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault possibly on trading block (source)
  • WR DJ Chark to sign one-year deal with Lions (source)
  • Cleveland to enter Deshaun Watson sweepstakes (source) | Houston prefers to send Watson to NFC team (source)
  • QB Teddy Bridgewater to sign one-year deal with Dolphins (source)
  • Trade cost for Deshaun Watson expected to be at least three first-round picks (source)
  • WR Jarvis Landry released by Brown (source)

Reserve/Future Deals

  • QB Blake Bortles
  • WR Kawaan Baker
  • LB Sharif Finch
  • OT Jerald Hawkins
  • DT Braxton Hoyett
  • DB Dylan Mabin
  • DB Jordan Miller
  • DB KeiVarae Russell
  • WR Easop Winston
  • C Cohl Cabral
  • DT Malcolm Roach
  • S Bracey Thompson
  • WR Kevin White
  • TE Ethan Wolf
  • WR Jalen McCleskey
  • RB Josh Adams
  • WR Kirk Merritt

Draft Picks

  • First round, 16th overall
  • First round, 19th overall
  • Second round, 49th overall
  • Third round, 98th overall
  • Fourth round, 120th overall
  • Fifth round, 161st overall
  • Sixth round, 194th overall

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