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New Orleans Saints Headed For Hectic Period Once NFL Reboots

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Getting the teams 2011 draft picks under contract is likely the next priority and ironically may be the easiest thing of all to actually do.

When a new CBA is reached it’s expected that the long awaited rookie wage scale is to be imposed. That makes it significantly easier to sign Cameron Jordan, Mark Ingram, Martez Wilson, Johnny Patrick, Greg Romeus and Nate Bussey to deals.

Essentially their contracts are cut and dry, slotted by draft placement, and are sign on the dotted line type deals. Welcome to the NFL rookie, now go outplay your deal.

Lastly the Saints may look into free agency to address depth at certain positions. Safety depth is an area of concern, as is linebacker if they don’t return some of their own next season.

Scott Shanle and Danny Clarker may not be back with the team. Martez Wilson is a great addition but there is not guarantee he will be ready to start come opening day.

Safeties Darren Sharper, Pierson Prioleau, Usama Young, Chris Reis, and Matt Giordano are all free agents. It’s unlikey that they all return to the team.

Sharper may take the option at starting for another team if the deal is right, Prioleau is a favorite of defensive coordinator Gregg Wiliams but offers little, Giordano isn’t much more then a special teams body, Reis is a good backup, and Young is a promising prospect that could be destined for a larger role next season.

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