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4 positions FA will force the Saints to target in Draft

DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 29: Latavius Murray #28 of the New Orleans Saints high fives Emmanuel Sanders #17 during the fourth quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field At Mile High on November 29, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 29: Latavius Murray #28 of the New Orleans Saints high fives Emmanuel Sanders #17 during the fourth quarter of a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field At Mile High on November 29, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Defensive End

The last position is defensive end. New Orleans went into the season starting with Marcus Davenport and Cameron Jordan. After Davenport went down with an injury, Trey Hendrickson stepped in and the rest is pretty much history.

Hendrickson ended with 13.5 sacks almost top in the NFL. Being an unrestricted free agent this year, Hendrickson earned himself a good-sized contract from the Cincinnati Bengals to join former teammate Vonn Bell from the last offseason.

The Saints do have players that they can seek in the draft, but because of still having Davenport and Jordan, the priority isn’t urgent. They could seek guys like Quincy Roche, Chris Rumph, or Hamilcar Rashed, Jr., in the later rounds.

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As we said before, it has been a rough offseason for most NFL teams, but the Saints have felt it especially hard. They have had to release a plethora of players; and with the cap as low as it is, they will need the draft to replace at least these four positional losses.

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