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3 big-name FAs the Saints couldn’t sign because of cap space

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 22: Bud Dupree #48 of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts to pump up the fans against the New York Jets during the second half at MetLife Stadium on December 22, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 22: Bud Dupree #48 of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts to pump up the fans against the New York Jets during the second half at MetLife Stadium on December 22, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /
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Joe Thuney, Kansas City Chiefs

Joe Thuney ended up being arguably the most sought-after offensive lineman in free agency this year. He checks all the boxes that teams are looking for — age, talent, IQ, durability. Everything you could want in a lineman Joe Thuney embodies.

In a total of five seasons with the New England Patriots, Joe Thuney has not missed on start with the team — not one single start. Talk about durability, Thuney is going to go out and protect your quarterback every single week without fail.

With the offensive line having little depth at all, the Saints should have been looking for a lineman to replace add; however, Joe Thuney is not going to be that option because the Saints have no money, and he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Do not let the fact that Thuney was currently making $803,000 confuse you. The strong offensive lineman demanded a 5-year, $80 million contract from Kansas City. Unfortunately, that number was far too high for the Saints who have none.

With Cesar Ruiz not quite as dominant as they had hoped, it could’ve given him some more time to develop behind Thuney.

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