Saints roster: Did the Saints fill their needs in the 2018 offseason?

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 31: General manager Mickey Loomis of the New Orleans Saints talks to a coach prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Sharpe/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 31: General manager Mickey Loomis of the New Orleans Saints talks to a coach prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Sharpe/Getty Images) /
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Undrafted rookie free agents

Then, the Saints also have 3 other rookie undrafted free agent QB’s coming to rookie camp. They signed JT Barrett to a 3 year deal, ostensibly to keep other teams from taking him easily. They are also entertaining Brandon Silvers from Troy University in their rookie camp. Those guys are hoping to stick as training camp bodies and then make the practice squad. Are either of them the heir apparent to Brees? We’ll say not likely today, but stranger things have happened.

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There are a few other undrafted free agents signed to possibly compete for spots on the roster. The Saints have a solid history with undrafted free agents playing solid roles on this team. Names to watch for from that space are WR Keith Kirkwood, TE Cameron Serigne and DT Taylor Stallworth.

The overall thought is the Saints did fairly well in shoring up problem spots. TE is better today, but isn’t set for the long term. Edge rusher has been addressed, as has WR and offensive line depth. We didn’t truly address QB and some may question our LB spot, but I think that’s good enough to win. I’d say the Saints did fine addressing their weaknesses, on paper. But it all has to translate to on the field action.

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