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2017 Saints Free Agency

2017 New Orleans Saints free agency and rumor tracker

The free agency frenzy is about to hit overdrive with the start of the new league year. Will the Saints be players? Keep up with all the rumors, signings, and moves here.

Saints Free Agency: Positions Still Needing to be Addressed

The Saints did a good job of addressing a few glaring team needs on the first day of free agency. Since then, they have been fairly quiet, with the notable exception of trading a certain receiver to the NFL's Evil Empire.

Larry Warford and Nick Fairley Saints Contract Details

Now I can figure their Cap hits for 2017.

Saints Make it Official: Announce Roster Moves

All those reported signings and the Byrd release are confirmed.

New Orleans Saints Free Agency: Day 1 Overview

Happy New Year, NFL fans. March 9th marked the official beginning of the 2017 season. No literal fireworks or champagne toasts, that we know of, mark the start of this calendar year. Instead, players changing homes, teams in a hurried frenzy to get signatures on contracts, and ridiculous amounts of money being thrown about are the celebration of the moment. The most important question of course is: Did your team make itself better?

Pro Football Focus on Saints’ free agency: The Good and The Questionable

The Saints were as active as expected in day one of free agency; locking up Nick Fairley, Larry Warford, Ted Ginn Jr. and AJ Klein. Though they were high on Fairley and Warford, there were concerns about the latter two players.

Recapping Saints free agency targets: strategy has to be spending smartly

The 2017 NFL fiscal year rolls over tomorrow, and rumors are already flying as negotiations go down during the two-day legal tampering window. Before all chaos breaks loose, here is a recap of my suggested strategy for the New Orleans Saints.

Saints free agency targets: John Simon is a pass rusher with value

The dreaded franchise tag removed star pass rushers like Melvin Ingram, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Chandler Jones from the free agent market. Houston Texans defender and Ohio State alum John Simon may have the best value around.

Saints free agency targets: Duron Harmon a great fit at free safety

Getting role players into position to thrive is what smart teams do in free agency. Patriots defensive back Duron Harmon has proven to be a quality player on limited reps, but a starting job in New Orleans could bring him on board.

How Will the Saints Handle ERFA Willie Snead

Exclusive Rights Free Agent. I’ll explain what that means below how it applies to Willie Snead IV.

NFL announces $167-million salary cap for 2017, Saints top 20 in cap space

The NFL’s official salary cap for the 2017 season came in slightly lower than expected, but the Saints are headed for free agency in better shape than the past few years combined.

Saints free agency targets: Gerald Hodges can cure what ails Saints linebackers

The Saints have done everything they can to help floundering first round pick Stephone Anthony, including hiring a new linebackers coach in Mike Nolan. But they can’t afford to wait much longer, and signing Gerald Hodges to play now makes too much sense.

Upgrading the Saints Guard Position: The Case for Chance Warmack

Despite stellar offensive line play in 2016, the Saints still need to upgrade at the guard position.

Saints free agent signings by season under Sean Payton

Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton have been at it together for over a decade now, and the Saints face their most important offseason yet.

5 Potential Free Agent Bargain Bin Signings for the Saints

If you’re looking for players to potentially outperform their contract value, look no further.

New Orleans Saints Free Agency Predictions

The craziest week in the NFL is less than three weeks away. The beginning of the league's free agent signing period starts on March 9th. Players changing homes, money flying around furiously, and teams being anointed "paper champions" will be the predominant headlines throughout that weekend. What headlines will New Orleans make?

Saints Free Agency Preview: Safety

The Saints will have to make a big decision on what to do with Jairus Byrd in the offseason. Should they part ways, they’ll absolutely need another safety in 2017.

Saints Free Agency Preview: Cornerbacks

After last season’s series of injuries to the cornerback position, the Saints should be players the free agent market for one.

The 5 Best Contract Values on the New Orleans Saints

Despite annual criticism that the Saints poorly manage their salary cap, there are still several examples of quality free agent moves. Here are the five best contract values on the Saints as we begin looking towards the 2017 season.

Julius Thomas, Joe Haden may be among looming NFL roster cuts

Every year, experienced players are released from their contracts to save teams salary cap space and open up roster spots. Some of the names in that number could be surprising, which make opportunities for the Saints.

Defensive Tackle Nick Fairley is Priority #1 for New Orleans Saints Offseason

He wants to stay. The Saints want him to stay. Let’s get it done.

The Saints Should Let Dennis Allen Finish the Rebuild He Started

For years Dennis Allen has had to watch others finish projects he began. This time the Saints need to let him finish what he started with building them an NFL caliber defense.

The Saints are Bringing a Gaitor to Camp: DB Anthony Gaitor

Saints continue to look to the CFL for players, or camp bodies at least.

Saints land two defensive CFL players on futures deals

The Saints visit our neighbors to the north and sign two players from the CFL.

Saints fan pulse: Free agency paves the way to fix 2017

Following another 7-9 finish, we polled the Saints faithful to see what they felt was the best way to fix the team in 2017.

Splash Free Agent Signings Do Not Work for the Saints

With a strong amount of money to spend in 2017, the Saints must avoid getting the splashy free agents and instead focus on the right ones.

A 2017 Offseason Calendar for the Saints

Is the draft here yet? Here’s the important dates across the league to remember for the next several months.

Free agents that should be on the Saints shopping list in 2017

A lot will happen between now and the start of free agency, but here’s the ‘way too early’ version of some favorite targets for the Saints.

Saints sign seven players to reserve/future deals

The Saints lock up seven practice squad players for their 2017 squad in the way of reserve/future contracts.

A New Orleans Saints New Year’s Resolution

Like many teams, the Saints are looking ahead to 2017. It’s likely ‘last call’ for Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis. Here’s our New Year’s Resolution to return the black and gold to the promised land.

5 free agents who should return to the Saints in 2017

Nearly 20 players could be playing their last game for the Saints in Week 17, so who should return in 2017?

A Very Merry Christmas Wish List for the New Orleans Saints

Which new players should the Saints target through free agency and the draft next year?

What would it take for the Saints to lock up Nick Fairley?

Looking ahead to free agency, the Saints have one big player that is arguably their top priority to re-sign.

An early look at the 2017 New Orleans Saints free agents

Just three games remain for some players, and we take a look at the different ones that the team will have to make a decision on.

Free Agent Values Await the Saints in 2017

Which NFL free agents should the New Orleans Saints consider signing?

2017 Free Agency Forecast: Deep Group at Defensive End for Saints to Upgrade

Defensive ends like Jabaal Sheard, Melvin Ingram, and Chandler Jones could hit free agency in spring 2017. Who should the New Orleans Saints try to sign?