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3 positions the New Orleans Saints can still address even with limited cap

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints scratches his head during the NFL game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on September 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Saints 34-24. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints scratches his head during the NFL game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on September 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Saints 34-24. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Defensive end

The New Orleans Saints entire defensive line is going to need some help, and to be honest, defensive tackle could be a bigger need anyway.

With the inconsistency provided by Marcus Davenport, the Saints need to add a player that can help fill in if he gets injured. Now, they do have the draft to bring in the talent, but with two picks in the first two rounds, they can’t possible improve every area.

With players like Washington’s Ryan Kerrigan and Tennessee’s Jadeveon Clowney still on the market, the Saints do have options, but in order to get a player of their caliber, it may cost more than they’re willing to pay.

That said, this offseason, the Saints lost Trey Hendrickson, leaving them with Davenport and Cam Jordan. I’d expect them to roll with those two and then add a backup for Davenport in the draft, most likely in the third round.

This is certainly a position they need to potentially look to fill prior to the draft though as a veteran would be a far more ideal player to bring in and ask to immediately contribute.

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