New Orleans Saints: Ranking the team’s four worst decisions this offseason

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Number Two: Releasing Larry Warford

One of the biggest question marks following the 2020 NFL Draft was what the New Orleans Saints were going to do with offensive guard Larry Warford following the first-round selection of Caesar Ruiz.

Warford was released following the draft and it raised some eyebrows from Saints fans everywhere.

The release of Warford made sense. They were able to free up a little over eight million dollars with the release of Warford, but after signing Andrus Peat to a long-term deal, they should have just kept the same offensive line intact for the 2020 season.

Warford is coming off three consecutive Pro Bowls and has been an anchor on the offensive line since his arrival in 2017.

The Saints would have been better off keeping the same offensive line intact for the 2020 season as it’s likely Drew Brees’ final season. The team had a long-term solution at the guard position but will now be turning to the young Erick McCoy to fill that void.

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