The Saints will have a difficult decision to make at linebacker as both Scott Shanle and Jonathan Casillas are free agents. Shanle has proven himself to be a solid linebacker on both the strong and weak side.
Casillas shined in the Saints 2009 Superbowl run and was prepping himself to be a 16-game starter in 2010 before injuring his foot in the first preseason game, sidelining him for the season.
He has since recovered and is working out, but fears the lockout might hurt his chances of being resigned in free agency.
"Of course it’s going to hinder it. Everybody’s going to be hindered, Casillas said about the lockout and free agency."
So Saints fans, if your hopes of signing a big-time free agent are emerging as we begin to approach (hopefully) the end of the lockout, forget about it.
The Saints want to stay in house and win a Superbowl the same way they won it in 2009, with explosive offense and a ball-hawking defense.