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Five Free Agents the New Orleans Saints should stay away from

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Darrelle Revis, CB

Dec 7, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) gestures after the Patriots beat the San Diego Chargers 23-14 at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Darrelle Revis is nothing short of spectacular. With him earning a well deserved Super Bowl ring as a member of the New England Patriots, he’s not going to be a lock to return to the team in 2015. Revis was a generous $7 million salary cap hit with the Patriots in 2014, and is still contracted with them in 2015. However, that $20 million option isn’t something New England likely flirts with. Granted, he’s well worth it.

Revis has been rumored to be pursued by the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets during the offseason. Optimally, these teams would make sense. Revis has history with Bills head coach Rex Ryan, but obviously has ties with the New York Jets. Revis spent the first six seasons of his career with the Jets, and still has a great deal to offer in terms of his ability to play. After all, he finished out as Pro Football Focus’ number four cover corner.

Don’t get me wrong, I think Revis would be an excellent fit for the New Orleans Saints. He’s exactly the type of corner the team needs to have opposite of Keenan Lewis. However, the pocket books don’t run deep, and there’s not even a guarantee that Revis leaves in the first place.

The Saints already made strides to improve their cornerback situation by signing top CFL prospect, Delvin Breaux. While he’s not proven to be a lock to start in 2015, he has tremendous upside. The addition (or return) of Dennis Allen is perhaps one of the best things to happen to the Saints secondary of young talent.

The more appealing players for the Saints to look at figures to be Byron Maxwell, Chris Culliver, and Perrish Cox.