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Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors and Links for 4/7


NFL draft speculation and free agency rumors continue to float around the New Orleans Saints as we continue to slowly plod our way toward the 2013 NFL draft where the Saints hold the No. 15 overall pick.

Today the national media are focusing in on the Saints’ preseason opponents, free-agency possibilities and more. Let’s take a brief look at what others are saying about your favorite team and highlight the best of the best from each.

 

ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas Holds a Chat and is Hit With Some Very Interesting Questions:

Per the chat:

Steve A (Ventura CA): Pat, I’m a big Saints fan and I read you blog daily. Do you see Clabo pulling a Lofton and going over to the Saints? Even though he’s older and not great, I see him being a good fit because of his price tag and the fact that the Saints have solid guards to pair him up with, like Strief. Thoughts?

PY: I would not totally rule that out. Think he could fit there. Problem is the salary cap. Saints really have very little room to work with and I think some other teams are willing to pay Clabo decent money.

 

CanalStreetChronicles Ponders Whether the Saints are Done Signing Free Agents:

Per Higginbotham:

Of course the elephant in the room is the salary cap space the Saints currently have left. With just over $2 million, it’s not much to use on a free agent looking for a pay day or a long term contract with the team.

…Of course you can never count the Saints and the numerical mind of Loomis out all together. We have seen before that just when the club looked like it couldn’t do anymore, they always seem to find a way to stretch their dollar.

 

 NOLA.com Lists Some Cheap Veteran Free Agents the Saints Could Still Pursue:

The names include:

Tackle Jared Gaither

Tackle Max Starks

Tackle Tyson Clabo

Defensive ends Dwight Freeney (6-1, 268) and John Abraham

Defensive lineman Richard Seymour

Defensive tackle Casey Hampton

Cornerback Antoine Winfield

Defensive back Charles Woodson

 

In Case You Missed It: We Detail Whether or Not the Saints Should Sign Charles Woodson:

So far 89 percent of Saints fans have voted yes for Woodson — be sure to drop in and give your thoughts.

 

That’s all we have today on what is shaping up to be a quiet Sunday. Check in tomorrow for the most important news surrounding the Saints. Give us a holler on Twitter @whodatdish and Like us on Facebook.

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