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4/2: Saints sign S Marcus Ball to a 3-year contract.
4/1: Saints re-sign LB Parys Haralson to a 1-year contract.
3/26: Saints re-sign QB Luke McCown to a 1-year contract.
3/19: Saints re-sign WR Joe Morgan to a 1-year contract, and sign free agent FB Erik Lorig, formerly of the Bucs, to a 4-year contract worth $4.8M.
3/17: Saints re-sign RT Zach Strief to a 5-year contract worth $20.5M, $8.5M is guaranteed.
3/13: Saints traded RB Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2014 fifth-round draft pick. The team saves $3.5M in salary cap space.
3/11: Saints sign former Bills safety Jairus Byrd to 6-year, $54M contract ($28M guaranteed); team announced that RB Darren Sproles has drawn a considerable amount of interest on market, and will trade him. Zach Strief reportedly receiving interest from the Jets, Malcolm Jenkins signs with Eagles.
3/7: Saints terminate contract of WR Lance Moore. Team was unable to re-sign T Zach Strief.
3/6: Saints tender RFA Rafael Bush ($1.431M); ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the team has been shopping RB Pierre Thomas and WR Lance Moore, and is open to trading RB Darren Sproles.
3/3: Saints officially uses franchise tag on TE Jimmy Graham
2/27: Saints host ex-Lions safety Louis Delmas; team expresses interest to retain LB Ramon Humber and S Rafael Bush, WR Joe Morgan status is unclear.
2/25: Saints reportedly discussed new contract with LB Parys Haralson, S Rafael Bush, RB Pierre Thomas, and WR Joe Morgan. FOX’s Mike Garafolo reports that Jimmy Graham and team are “several million dollars per season apart” on long-term deal.
2/24: Philadelphia Inquirer suggests that S Malcolm Jenkins is a target for the Eagles. Saints reportedly discussed new contract with T Zach Strief.
2/22: Saints reportedly discussed new contract with WR Robert Meachem.
2/21: Saints DE Kenyon Coleman is expected to retire.
2/20: Saints announced that they will not tender RFA DT Tom Johnson, making him an unrestricted free agent on March 11th.
2/14: Saints re-sign CB Trevin Wade to one-year contract at veteran minimum ($570K); Saints re-sign K Shayne Graham to one-year contract ($955K) and re-sign T Bryce Harris to one-year contract at veteran minimum ($570K)
2/12: Saints re-sign DE/OLB Keyunta Dawson to one-year contract at veteran minimum ($570K); Saints release veterans Will Smith (LB), Jabari Greer (CB), and Roman Harper (S). The move saves the Saints roughly $17M in Salary Cap space. The team also announced that they would not re-sign LB Jonathan Vilma.
2/5: Saints hire Mike Neu as quarterbacks coach, previously at Tulane
1/20: Quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi hired as Detroit Lions Offensive Coordinator
January Reserve/Future Contracts: DB Derrius Brooks, K Derek Dimke, WR Charles Hawkins, RB Austin Johnson, OT Marcel Jones, OG Senio Kelemete, OT Ty Nsekhe, WR Andy Tanner
Saints Free Agent Player Tracker
Free Agent Status
Latest News (i.e. Date, Contract Details, Cap Savings, Other Info)
|Malcolm Jenkins||Safety||26||Unrestricted||Philadelphia Eagles||3/11: (3YR/$16.25M)|
|Jonathan Vilma||Linebacker||31||Unrestricted||Team announced will not re-sign|
|Zach Strief||Tackle||30||Unrestricted||New Orleans Saints||3/17: (5YR/$20.5M), $8.5M Guaranteed|
|Brian de la Puente||Center||28||Unrestricted||Chicago Bears||4/6 (1YR)|
|Jimmy Graham||Tight End||27||Unrestricted||New Orleans Saints||2/28: Received non-exclusive franchise tag|
|Parys Haralason||Linebacker||29||Unrestricted||New Orleans Saints||4/1 (1YR)|
|Charles Brown||Tackle||26||Unrestricted||New York Giants||4/1 (1YR)|
|Tom Johnson||Defensive End||29||Restricted||Minnesota Vikings||3/19 (1YR)|
|Robert Meachem||Wide Receiver||29||Unrestricted||New Orleans Saints||4/18 (1YR/$855K)|
|Kenyon Coleman||Defensive End||34||Unrestricted||Retired||Announced retirement|
|Will Herring||Linebacker||30||Unrestricted||3/14 Agreed to one-year contract with Cowboys, but deal called off|
|Ramon Humber||Linebacker||26||Unrestricted||New Orleans Saints||3/14 (1YR)|
|Joseph Morgan||Wide Receiver||25||Restricted||New Orleans Saints||3/19 (1YR)|
|Rafael Bush||Safety||26||Restricted||New Orleans Saints||4/7 (2YR/$4.5M) - Saints matched Falcons offer|
|Jed Collins||Fullback||27||Restricted||Detroit Lions||3/19 (1YR)|
|Luke McCown||Quarterback||32||Unrestricted||New Orleans Saints||3/26 (1YR)|
|Bryce Harris||Tackle||24||Exclusive Rights||New Orleans Saints||2/14 (1YR/$570K)|
|Kyle Knox||Linebacker||24||Exclusive Rights||New Orleans Saints||1/1 (3YR/$1.335M)|
|Keyunta Dawson||Linebacker||28||Unrestricted||New Orleans Saints||2/12 (1YR/$570K)|
|Trevin Wade||Cornerback||24||Exclusive Rights||New Orleans Saints||2/14 (1YR/$570K)|
|Shayne Graham||Kicker||36||Unrestricted||New Orleans Saints||2/14 (1YR/$955K)|
|Roman Harper||Safety||31||Unrestricted||Carolina Panthers||Contract terminated 2/12; 3/15 (2YR/$4.5M)|
|Jabari Greer||Cornerback||32||Unrestricted||Contract terminated 2/12|
|Will Smith||Defensive End||32||Unrestricted||4/1: Reportedly met with New England Patriots|
|Lance Moore||Wide Receiver||30||Unrestricted||Pittsburgh Steelers||3/21 (2YR/$3M)|
|Darren Sproles||Running Back||30||Contracted through 2014||Philadelphia Eagles||3/13: Traded to Philly in exchange for 5th Round Pick ($3.5M Cap Savings)|
The 'New Blood'
|Jairus Byrd||Safety||27||Buffalo Bills||3/11 (6YR/$54M)|
|Erik Lorig||Fullback||27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3/19 (4YR/$4.8M)|
|Marcus Ball||Safety||26||Toronto Argonauts (CFL)||4/2 (3YR/$1.536M)|
|Champ Bailey||Cornerback||36||Denver Broncos||4/4 (2YR/$7M Guaranteed)|
This is the 2013 Offseason Timeline.
2014 NFL Dates
|Wednesday, May 2||Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets|
|Monday, May 7||Deadline for prior team to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents|
|May 8-10||NFL Draft in New York at Radio City Music Hall - First Round begins at 7PM CST|
|May 19-21||Spring meeting in Atlanta|