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Top 5 Worst Free Agent Signings in the Sean Payton Era

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November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets general manager Mickey Loomis prior to kickoff of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

For every brilliant front office free agency signing like a Drew Brees to the New Orleans Saints, there’s a complete bust signing to rival it like an Albert Haynesworth to the Washington Redskins.

Teams often look to improve their fortune during the off-season through free agency, and when you have some money to throw around, you expect a big pay off. It happens every year. ‘X’ player becomes the highest paid player at ‘X’ position.

Today, we’ll look at five of the worst free agent signings to occur in the SPE (Sean Payton Era). We are focusing on the bigger money deals, and only dealing with players signed from 2006-2012.

If you are familiar with my articles, then you know that I like to Tarantino this for you. So, let me start by giving you my honorable mentions with some side notes.

Clint Ingram (2010) - Would be replacement to Scott Fujita. Player extremely familiar with Gregg Williams scheme in Jacksonville. Injuries plagued him, and never played for the team.

Aaron Glenn (2008) - Seasoned veteran caught at the end of his career. Played in only four games with the Saints before landing on season-ending injured reserve. He was one of the final remnants of the 1990s decade players, and was a long shot to make the roster because of the previous five games played in Jacksonville the season before.

Continue on for our top five list!

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  • Chris Megamind Rice

    If this is the 5 worse I will take it! None of these are close to a bad investment like A.Haynesworth! The total salary of all these guys don’t add up to his salary. Way more positives like Brees and Sproles then negatives. Bryd has bigger potential to be a bust over these guys.

    • tru

      I don’t know. Haynesworth and Jason David is bout the same.

  • tru

    I don’t know, Haynesworth and Jason David is bout what n what.

  • Chris Megamind Rice

    Not really… Haynesworth was 100 million compaired to less then 16 million for 4 years. Guys making that kind of money are average at best. Sure you hope they would do better. A team that has bust after bust for free agents is the Houston Texans! Saints have done ok. Most people hate all the cuts this year the Saints have made but I like every move so far. Happy they are keeping Thomas and got Bryd. Sproles had the 1 good year so not sure why everyone is crying about it.