Saints: Signing Morgan Moses isn’t realistic but would add future depth
The New Orleans Saints are fortunate to have one of the best offensive lines in all of football and that’s why when Morgan Moses became available in free agency, they weren’t linked to the former Washington tackle. That remains the case even as Moses remains on the free-agent market.
Moses, who spent the first seven years of his career with the Washington Football Team, was released a few years ago and is still waiting to find his next NFL home. Realistically speaking, there’s not a strong chance that the Saints sign Moses and that’s why we haven’t heard anything about him coming to New Orleans.
For one, the Saints don’t have a need for an offensive tackle. They’re in a good spot along their offensive line, which can’t be said for a lot of NFL teams throughout the league.
Tackle, in particular, is a strong point for the Saints, as they have one of the best left tackles and one of the best right tackles in the league. Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk are the perfect bookends for the Saints’ offensive line and even if they have injuries occur there, they’re well set up with James Hurst waiting in the wings.
Secondly, and this is the most important thing, the Saints don’t have a lot of money to invest in depth pieces right now. If they’re going to spend money, it’ll be on a veteran cornerback (which they’re already looking into) or a wide receiver (and with the lack of good options available, this seems doubtful).
The Saints don’t have a strong need for Morgan Moses as of now.
If this move were to happen — and again, there haven’t been any reports suggesting that it’s even a possibility — it’d hopefully be on a multi-year deal so that Moses could slide into a starting role in 2022. This is assuming, of course, that Armstead and Ramcyzk both leave after the season.
This would be the only reason the Saints would look to bring Moses in, but he probably isn’t interested in sitting on the bench for most of the season so this scenario just doesn’t seem likely. It would be a very Saints-like move to sign a veteran tackle only to preserve him for future seasons but with how strapped for cash this organization is, don’t count on Moses becoming a member of the New Orleans Saints.