Playing under a Bill Belichick coached team always makes a player more intriguing to the eye. Lawrence Guy might be a bit older than Rankins, but he will keep the same money in the ballpark of $3 million per year.
Guy is another player who has bounced around the league quite a bit. He was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2011 and then put on their practice squad in 2012. He then found his way to the Colts and then to the Ravens before landing with the Patriots.
His pay increased slowly over the years from team to team and his final contract with the Patriots was worth 4-year, $15 million, or $3.75 million per year. That is the general area the Saints need to stay in to sign another tackle.
Last season, Guy had 61 tackles (five of which were for a loss), five hits on the quarterback, 3.0 sacks, one interception, and two fumble recoveries. Steady play for a 31-year-old defensive tackle. The Saints should welcome that.