New Orleans Saints
Outside Free Agents Signed: Brian Simmons (LB), Kevin Kaesviharn (S), Eric Johnson (TE).
Own Players Re-signed: Scott Shanle (LB), Hollis Thomas (DT), Jonathan Stinchcomb (OT), Billy Miller (TE), Dejuan Groce (CB), Franchised Charles Grant (DE).
Players Lost: Joe Horn (WR), Ernie Conwell (TE), Danny Clark (LB), Terrence Melton (LB).
Saints are pretty much doing what I expected them to do in FA. Be wise with their cap money. Instead of overspending for 1 or 2 high profile FA's they've been looking for fiscally smart deals so they can sign a bunch of solid contributors, and re-sign their own players.
As of now 20/22 starters from last season are returning, and they've upgraded at TE, MLB, and added depth to the Safety spot. A huge negative that brings the overall grade down is that the Cornerback position has not been addressed yet.. which is by far the biggest need on the team.
Overall Grade: B