Every Saints player slated to hit free agency in 2022 offseason

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The New Orleans Saints have 11 players set to become unrestricted free agents this offseason. Let’s take a look at everyone who can explore free agency when it officially begins in March. 

In total, the Saints have 18 free agents but 11 of them are free to sign pretty much wherever they want. The other seven consist of five restricted free agents and two exclusive-rights free agents.

For those who aren’t aware, restricted free agents can talk to other teams but the Saints have a right to match whatever another team offers them. Exclusive-rights free agents are players who, unless they retire, they’ll be playing for the Saints if New Orleans wants them back.

Restricted Free Agents

  • Carl Granderson
  • Ethan Greenidge
  • Garrett Griffin
  • Deonte Harris
  • Shy Tuttle

Exclusive-Rights Free Agents

  • Jalen Dalton
  • Juwan Johnson

Everyone else listed as a free agent is unrestricted and can sign with any team they’d like to. Fortunately for NOLA, they don’t have as many huge names set to leave this offseason as they did a year ago and their defense is still in pretty good shape even if the one big name does depart.

Let’s take a look at the 11 unrestricted free agents for the New Orleans Saints.