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8 free agents that could make the Saints a superteam in 2021

Jan 20, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) against the New England Patriots during the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 20, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) against the New England Patriots during the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jadeveon Clowney

The New Orleans Saints were so close to bringing in Jadeveon Clowney last offseason. However, it seemed as though he wanted more money than the Saints could clear in time. Nonetheless, he’s on the market again and should come at a more manageable price.

It was an awful year for Clowney in Tennessee. Despite the Titans making the playoffs, Clowney played in just eight games and didn’t record a single sack. Meanwhile, Hendrickson accrued 13.5 in the position Clowney would’ve had.

Playing his best football across from J.J. Watt, the Saints have the perfect catalyst to Clowney’s success — Cam Jordan. Have a dominant veteran leader on the other side of him, and there should be hope that Clowney could near double-digit sacks.

In his best season, Clowney put up 9.5 sacks and 21 quarterback hits. That was one of his three Pro Bowl campaigns with the most recent one coming in 2018. Getting that strong foundation for Clowney could unlock his potential.

It’s there, and if the former No. 1 overall pick could find it in the Big Easy, they’d have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL.

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