The Saints are still trying to figure out the best way to rebuild their defensive line this off-season, having already met with nose tackle Shaun Rogers, who was released by the Cleveland Browns after three seasons with the club.
If Rogers is going to sign with the Saints it’s likely to happen before the current CBA expires March 3rd, if not he and the current crop of free agents may not be able to sign with a team until a new deal is reached.
Rogers would be a nice pick up for the Saints, however other options are beginning to emerge in free agency as the Chicago Bears released veteran defensive tackle Tommie Harris and the New York Jets parted ways with defensive end Vernon Gholston.
Gholston, a highly touted collegiate defensive end, was drafted with the sixth pick in 2008 draft out of Ohio State by the Jets who set out to transition him to a 3-4 rush out side linebacker, which failed.
In his three seasons with the Jets Gholston never totaled a single sack. He was a candidate for release before the start of last seaon but chose to give back much of his signing bonus to the team and asked to be returned back to his original position of defensive end.