It didn’t appear the Saints were ever in any real danger of losing Anthony Hargrove in free agency as they would have surely matched any offer made by an opposing team to keep the versatile defensive lineman in house.
New Orleans tendered an offer to Hargrove at his original draft level, a third round pick and a 1.3M salary, earlier this off-season which he officially signed today clad in Who Dat gear.
Detroit flirted with the thought of making him an offer after bring him in for a visit and seemed to be really interested, now however the only way they can get him is to offer the Saints some sort of trade which is not totally out of the question.
Hargrove of course bounced back in a big way with the Saints after sitting out the entire 2008 season for his second violation of the leagues substance abuse policy by recording 42 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 pass deflections and recovering three fumbles during the 2009-2010 season.
After sources confirmed the Saints had scheduled meetings with potential draftees DL Brian Price and LB Daryl Washington it has been reported they will also meet with Iowa LB Pat Angerer and Tulane WR Jeremy Williams.
Angerer played inside linebacker at Iowa but is projected as more of a weak side linebacker at the pro level. Currently he is rated as the seventh best linebacker in this yeard draft and 165th best prospect overall with a projected draft placement in the fifth round.
Scouts identify Angerer as one of the better linebackers in pass coverage and note his noise for the ball and overall speed being good for a linebacker of his size.
Williams, 6-0 205 pounds, is a big rangy receiver out of Tulane that posted 84 catches for 1,113 yards and seven touchdowns during the 2009 season for the “Green Wave”.
Williams was invited to the combine but hurt his draft stock, admittedly, by posting a slow forty time of 4.61 seconds, however at his recent pro day was able to rebound posting a 4.4 forty.
Currently projected to be drafted somewhere in the fifth round he is ranked as the 19th best receiver in the draft and the 160th best prospect overall.
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