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2018 Free Agency Preview: New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees is the guy in New Orleans and a new contract will almost undoubtedly be done sooner as opposed to later.
The Saints may be a team to look for a possible longterm replacement at quarterback in the draft, but there are still some other areas of need for them to possibly address during free agency this year.
Can Sean Payton and Co. lure some big name players as a potential Super Bowl birth looms large in New Orleans?
Salary cap room Biggest Needs Edge defender Tight end Wide receiver Linebacker Cornerback Notable free agents Drew Brees, QB, 87.8 overall grade Alex Okafor, edge, 84.7 overall grade Senio Kelemete, G, 48.6 overall grade Brandon Coleman, WR, 47.5 overall grade Must re-sign Drew Brees, QB, 87.8 overall grade This one is relatively easy.
Brees has said he wants to play several more years and it’s hard to envision him in any other uniform than the Black and Gold.
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If Lawrence is in the mix of available options, the third-highest graded edge defender would be a dream signing to a team on the hunt for a pure pass-rusher.
[Editor’s note: Read more about the free agency class of 2018 with the first ever PFF Free Agency Guide, which dropped for all PFF Edge & Elite subscribers.
Graham has now fulfilled that four-year contract he originally signed with New Orleans and enters free agency after a subpar season in 2017.
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Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

What you need to know

This offseason will be dominated, like many other franchises, with talk of the quarterback position. Drew Brees is the guy in New Orleans and a new contract will almost undoubtedly be done sooner as opposed to later. The Saints may be a team to look for a possible longterm replacement at quarterback in the draft, but there are still some other areas of need for them to possibly address during free agency this year.

They have the second-most cap space in the division, and came within one play of the NFC Championship game, making them a very favorable destination for free agents. Can Sean Payton and Co. lure some big name players as a potential Super Bowl birth looms large in New Orleans?

Drew Brees

Salary cap room

Biggest Needs

  • Edge defender
  • Tight end
  • Wide receiver
  • Linebacker
  • Cornerback

Notable free agents

Must re-sign

Drew Brees, QB, 87.8 overall grade

This one is relatively easy. Brees has said he wants to play several more years and it’s hard to envision him in any other uniform than the Black and Gold. While the Saints’ brass may search for his eventual replacement possibly in the draft, locking up Brees to finish his career in New Orleans should be priority No. 1 this offseason. All Brees did a season ago was lead the league in adjusted completion percentage while also fielding the…

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