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4 free agents the Saints should sign that would strengthen defense

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 25: Ryan Kerrigan #91 of the Washington Football Team celebrates his sack against quarterback Ben DiNucci #7 (not pictured) of the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on October 25, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 25: Ryan Kerrigan #91 of the Washington Football Team celebrates his sack against quarterback Ben DiNucci #7 (not pictured) of the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on October 25, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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Malcolm Butler

The New Orleans Saints don’t just need help on the line, but they also need help on the edge. Last season, Malcolm Jenkins hyped up the Saints secondary as one of the best he’d ever played with.

Well, they released one of their most important players on that secondary in Jenkins. Jenkins has since signed with the Titans. Now, it’s time for the Saints to take on one of the Titans’ top cornerbacks.

Malcolm Butler, who was the star of the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory against the Seahawks a few years ago, is still a free agent. The 31-year-old Butler is arguably playing his best football, so it’s likely he’ll outprice the Saints.

Butler just recorded his first 100-tackle season. On top of that, he tied his career-high with four interceptions and returned those for over 100, the first time he’s eclipsed three digits in that category.

Butler is among the best defensive backs left on the market, and he’d make a great fit with the Saints. However, I wouldn’t hold my breath that they can bring him in.

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