Saints News

The five worst New Orleans Saints free agent signings under Sean Payton

1 of 6

Free agency figures to be a highly entertaining period during the NFL’s offseason. For veterans like A.J. Hawk, DeAngelo Williams, Steven Jackson, Jacoby Jones, and Reggie Bush, they wonder what the next chapter will hold for them. For other impending free agents like Pernell McPhee, Dez Bryant, Jason Worilds, and Byron Maxwell, they look to cash in on large contracts.

I recently brought you a list of all Saints free agent signings under the Sean Payton Era. At a total count of 62 from 2006-2014, some were more memorable than others. Over the next three series, I’ll select fifteen New Orleans Saints free agents from 2006-2014, and rank them accordingly as the Ugly, the Good, and finish with the Elite.

Don’t look now, it’s the five worst New Orleans Saints free agent signings under Sean Payton!

The Ugly

For every Drew Brees caliber signing, there’s bound to be an Albert Haynesworth. While the Saints have had some tremendous hits, they’ve had some huge misses (whiffs if you will). We relive the painful agony of some of the worst players brought in under head coach Sean Payton.

Before we get into the cream of the crop, let’s start with some honorable (or dishonorable) mentions: Aaron Glenn (2008), Dhani Jones (2007), Dan Morgan (2008), and Kevin Kaesviharn (2007).

Next: No. 5 - A Failed Gamble