Although he struggled while a member of the Jets, Gholston in 25 starts at Ohio State, finished with 87 tackles (47 solo) and 30.5 stops for a loss. He also had 21.5 sacks, which ranks fifth in school history.
He has the talent to be an elite defensive end in the right defensive scheme and it is now evident that the 3-4 defense was clearly not for him. With only three years in the league he is young enough to peak the interest of several NFL teams and the Saints should be interested in him to boost their struggling pass rush.
Tommie Harris was once considered among the most disruptive defensive tackles in the league, but has struggled over recent seasons to perform at high level. He was a due a 3 million dollar roster bonus this year which was a large part of the Bears decisions to cut him loose.
Harris is not likely to regain his previous form to become the primary starter but he can join up with a team who is willing to use him in a rotation of players, which is what Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams loves to do.
In 104 career games Harris has totaled 213 tackles, 28.5 sacks, five pass deflections and one interception since being drafted by the Bears with the 14th pick in the 2004 draft.