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The Advocate's Nick Underhill reports free agent Eric Decker is not scheduled to visit the Saints.

The Times-Picayune's Josh Katzenstein also reports Decker is not visiting, and Saints coach Sean Payton responded to the original tweet from the Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala saying the reporter had "bad sources." While this would appear to be a good fit, it does not look like Decker is headed to New Orleans.
Mar 20 - 12:17 PM

Free agent Eric Decker is visiting the Saints on Tuesday.

Decker mostly disappointed last season with the Titans, but he was considerably more involved down the stretch and in the playoffs, showing he still has something left in the tank. Able to play both outside and in the slot, he would be a good fit with the Saints, who need help behind Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn.
Mar 20 - 11:53 AM

Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz reports free agent Ndamukong Suh will visit the Rams.

Suh has already visited with the Titans and Saints. Suh told Schultz he realized how much the Titans have to offer as a playoff team with a formidable defensive line and the same can be said for the Rams. A combination of Suh and Aaron Donald, who combined for 16 sacks and 134 total pressures last season, would solidify the Rams' line with two disruptive presences versus both the run and pass.
Mar 18 - 11:57 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Saints are making a "hard push" for free agent Jordy Nelson.

It was reported earlier that Nelson was close to signing with Oakland after visiting the Raiders on Wednesday but Rapoport confirms it's "not a done deal." In addition to the Saints, the Seahawks are also making a run at Nelson. The 33-year-old finished last season on a 10-game touchdown drought but obviously teams still feel he has something to offer.
Mar 15 - 2:19 PM

The Saints are reportedly working to schedule a visit with free agent DT Ndamukong Suh.

To date, New Orleans, Seattle, Dallas, and New England have all been linked to Suh, who is the top free agent left on the market. Although his sack totals dipped on bad teams in Miami, Suh remained one of the NFL's most disruptive interior presences versus both the run and pass. He turned 31 in January.
Mar 15 - 11:35 AM

Texans signed OL Senio Kelemete, formerly of the Saints, to a three-year, $12 million deal.

The deal comes with $5.5 million guaranteed. The Saints were hoping to retain Kelemete, but the 27-year-old rightfully assumed he'd have a better chance of starting in Houston. The Texans have worked hard to address their offensive line in free agency by signing Zach Fulton, Seantrel Henderson and now Kelemete.
Mar 14 - 5:31 PM

Saints did not tender RFA Brandon Coleman.

That makes Coleman an unrestricted free agent. The hulking 6'6," 225-pounder has never been more than a distant third or fourth receiving option for the Saints. The Rutgers alum turns 26 in June.
Mar 14 - 4:39 PM

Free agent Jordy Nelson has visits lined up with the Seahawks and Saints.

He's visiting the Raiders on Wednesday. Still just 32, Nelson went for 27 touchdowns between 2015-16 before flopping last year with Aaron Rodgers hurt. The Seahawks are in the market for a pass-catcher after losing Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham in free agency while New Orleans is looking to bolster a receiving corps featuring Michael Thomas and deep threat Ted Ginn. Nelson is reportedly intrigued by the Patriots as well, though it's unclear if that interest is mutual.
Mar 14 - 12:26 PM

Bears signed QB Chase Daniel, formerly of the Saints, to a two-year, $10 million contract.

He knows new coach Matt Nagy's offense from their time together in Kansas City and will help teach it to sophomore Mitch Trubisky. It's not a bad gig for $5 million annually. Daniel, 31, hasn't started a game since 2014.
Mar 14 - 9:11 AM

Bills signed S Rafael Bush, formerly of the Saints, to a two-year contract.

The deal is worth "up to" $4.5 million. There's no word yet on the guarantees. Going on 31, Bush was the Saints' No. 4 safety in 2017. Perhaps he'll get an upgrade to No. 3 duties in Buffalo, but his role should be similar to what it was last season.
Mar 13 - 4:44 PM's Mike Garofolo reports the Saints are interested in free agent Austin Seferian-Jenkins after missing out on Jimmy Graham.

The Saints have a huge hole at tight end, and ASJ is arguably the best one remaining. Perhaps they will also put in a call to Tyler Eifert. ASJ is a strange case, as he displayed sure hands in his comeback 2017 but offered nothing after the catch.
Mar 13 - 4:35 PM

ESPN's Dianna Russini reports talks between the Saints and free agent Jimmy Graham have "stalled."

Per Russini, both sides remain hopeful of getting a deal done. The Packers reportedly maintain interest. Graham should be signing on someone's dotted line by Wednesday evening.
Mar 13 - 2:09 PM

Saints did not tender restricted free agent CB Delvin Breaux.

It means Breaux will be free to test the market once the new league year begins on Wednesday. It is still possible he returns to New Orleans on a cheaper deal, but both sides might want a change after the Saints bungled the diagnosis for Breaux's leg injury last August. Breaux had a breakout season in 2015, but he has played just six games since.
Mar 13 - 11:01 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is visiting the Redskins on Tuesday.

If he does not sign with Washington, he is expected to visit the Saints after that. After trading Kendall Fuller and with Bashaud Breeland headed to free agency, the Redskins could certainly use some help at corner.
Mar 13 - 9:39 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Saints have "strong interest" in free agent Jimmy Graham.

Rapoport's colleague Tom Pelissero had a similar report a couple weeks ago. New Orleans still owes Coby Fleener some guaranteed money, but it does not look like that will stop them from going hard after the position this offseason. The Ravens are another potential fit.
Mar 12 - 12:31 PM's Ian Rapoport reports free agent DE Muhammad Wilkerson will visit the Saints after leaving his Packers visit without a contract.

As is the case in Green Bay, Wilkerson would fill a huge need for the Saints. CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Chiefs will be next if Wilkerson leaves New Orleans without a deal.
Mar 8 - 6:36 PM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Seahawks and free agent Jimmy Graham are expected to "part ways."

Per Pelissero, the Saints are interested in a reunion. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has previously claimed he would "love" to re-sign Graham, but the 31-year-old tight end probably wouldn't fit in the team's 2018 budget. Graham could also be looking to move on after inconsistent usage in the Pacific Northwest. Graham is the top tight end available.
Mar 5 - 1:59 PM

Free agent S Kurt Coleman met with the Saints on Thursday.

It's Coleman's first visit since he was released by the Panthers on Monday. Letting Kenny Vaccaro walk, the Saints are in the market for safety help. Going on 30, Coleman had a shaky 12-game season with the Panthers in 2017.
Mar 1 - 6:14 PM

Saints released LB Gerald Hodges.

Hodges was sparingly used in 11 games last season. Now 27, Hodges started 12 games for the 49ers in 2016. He will hunt for reserve/special teams work.
Feb 27 - 4:30 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport mentioned the Titans, Panthers, Saints, and Bears as teams that could be interested in a trade for franchise player Jarvis Landry.

The Titans were the first team out of RapSheet's mouth, while the other three clubs were kind of thrown out there at the end. Tennessee GM Jon Robinson has had a penchant for big trades since taking the job and needs a slot receiver after Eric Decker completely flopped as a free-agent pickup. The Titans do have sophomore Taywan Taylor as an option, but Landry would give Marcus Mariota a reliable safety blanket with Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews on the outside. Carolina and Chicago obviously also need plenty of help at receiver.
Feb 23 - 10:27 AM

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