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

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Jason David

What more can you say about ‘New Orleans Most Wanted‘? Jason David is the worst front office flop under Sean Payton. David was originally a fourth round draft choice by the Indianapolis Colts in 2004. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in 2006, and was set to become a restricted free agent.

David was given a 4-year, $15.6 million offer sheet which the Colts had ten days to match. They did not, and the Saints would send a fourth-round pick as compensation from the deal.

General manager Mickey Loomis had high hopes for David coming in.

"We are obviously pleased to add Jason to our mix in the secondary. This is a positive addition as we make final preparations for this weekend’s draft. Jason is a young, emerging player with his best years ahead of him. In the 2007 season opener, it started great for David, as he took a fumble recovery 55 yards to tie the game at 7-7 in the first quarter. However, that’d be the last we’d hear about the good that he brought, as he was victimized by his former team. Peyton Manning would throw for 288 yards, 3 touchdowns en route to a 41-10 thrashing of the Saints. David’s coverage (or lack thereof) was so horrible, that the Superdome crowd would often boo him. He even finished as a finalist in the Most Hated Saints Person Ever series, as per Canal Street Chronicles. On August 17, 2009, David was waived. He would be signed by the Detroit Lions on November 3, 2009, and released six days later. Thankfully, we’d never see him again. Who is your absolute worst free agent signing in the Sean Payton era? Sound off below!We are obviously pleased to add Jason to our mix in the secondary. This is a positive addition as we make final preparations for this weekend’s draft. Jason is a young, emerging player with his best years ahead of him."

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