Now that the New Orleans Saints season is over they can begin the annual process of improving their roster before training camps for rookie and veterans kick-off this spring after the draft.
Today the Saints announced they have signed six practice squad players to futures contracts, meaning they will spend the off season as members of the 80-man roster.
Defensive tackle Mitch King, wide receiver Andy Tanner, corner Kmaal McIlwain, running back Chris Taylor, and a pair offensive tackles in Fenuki Tupou and Phil Trautwein all agreed to these deals.
The Saints are also currently interviewing to find their new defensive coordinator.
So far former Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo is the only confirmed candidate to interview — today — and he could be the last as he is the best coordinator still available on the market and one the Saints covet.
Mike Nolan was also mentioned as one person the Saints were interested in talking with, but he signed with the Atlanta Falcons yesterday to become their new defensive coordinator.
Former Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio has also been connected to the team, although it seems less and less likely the Saints will look his way.