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Saints: Top remaining free agent targets

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Oct 26, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) pursues Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Ravens 26-18. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 26, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) pursues Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Ravens 26-18. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 26, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) pursues Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Ravens 26-18. New Orleans Saints. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 26, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) pursues Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Ravens 26-18. New Orleans Saints. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

The New Orleans Saints are a step closer to that 90-man roster. But offseason moves aren’t over yet.

Even after making six picks in the first three rounds, the New Orleans Saints have some holes on their roster. They could use depth at receiver, at cornerback, at linebacker and at tight end. And they badly need help along the edge.

Fortunately for the Saints, there are a number of solid free agents still hanging around the NFL lobby. And more will be released as the offseason progresses. Last year the Saints landed a starting DE and what turned out to be their starting CB1 and 2 in this portion of the year. Paul

Last year the Saints landed a starting DE and what turned out to be their starting CB1 and 2 in this portion of the year. Paul Kruger we’ll all happily forget. But Sterling Moore and B.W. Webb were both solid pickups, Moore enough so that he stuck on the roster for another year.

So let’s take a look at the best free agents available at each position of need.

Wide Receiver

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The Saints will have an option competition for the WR4 spot which, at this point, is Brandon Coleman’s to lose. And I think Coleman can be a solid contributor. But it’s worth taking at look at who might be available.

Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson is 34. His best years are well behind him. But he was once a dominant player in this league, with speed and size to create mismatches on the outside. There’s little chance he has the same straight line speed anymore, but the Saints have been known to take flyers on aging stars. There are likely few places that could better squeeze out some production from the end of Jackson’s career.

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz caught a game-winning touchdown against the Saints. And for that, I’d like to see as little of him as possible. But the oft-injured receiver could be a solid pickup for this offense. He doesn’t have great hands but can run a number of routes with some precision and has excellent speed down the sideline. The Giants were stacked at wide receiver, so it made sense to save some money by letting Cruz go. He would come cheap for New Orleans.

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