Saints Hoping Small Ripples In Free Agency Pool Create Tidal Wave Of Success


Published: March 30, 2009


... (T.J. Houshmandzadeh) among other teams have spent their resources luring high-priced free agents away from other teams, the New Orleans Saints have focused on keeping many of their own players and adding a few lightly modestly-priced newcomers.

The signing of Jonathan Vilma (five-year, $34 million) is the only high-priced free agent the Saints have signed. Vilma should be worth every penny as he is the cornerstone of the defense and is one of the best tacklers in the NFL.

New Orleans has also re-signed Devery Henderson and Jon Stinchcomb to modest contracts. The Saints have offered tenders to Lance Moore, Jahri Evans, Zach Strief, and Leigh Torrence. 

The Saints have made a concerted effort to add players to their team to rebuild their under-performing defense.

The shiniest and most expensive import is Jabari Greer. Greer's four-year, $22 million deal is a bargain compared deals for Ronald Bartell (four-year, $25 million), DeAngelo Hall (six-year...

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