3 linebackers that could be multi-year signings for the New Orleans Saints

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Brooks Reed

After being drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Brooks Reed had several solid seasons with the Houston Texans. Four years later, Reed signed a five-year, $22 million deal with the Falcons.

He just ended that contract after a season in which he played nine games, not starting a single one. Last season, Reed recorded just 8 tackles and one sack. It was by far his worst season, but the 33-year-old could still have some success in the league.

What’s nice about Reed is that he has experience both on the line and in the middle of the field.

He’s also an outside linebacker, and if he’s signed for multiple seasons, he could be a backup option to Davis who is likely going to re-sign. He could also help on the line if Marcus Davenport gets injured again.

The Saints are all about having versatile options all over the field, and still a free agent, snagging Reed, who at one time was a top defensive prospect in the league, may be a smart move. It’s not the most alluring move, but it could pay dividends.