5 left tackle options for Saints if Terron Armstead signs elsewhere

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3. Riley Reiff

For the first eight years of his career, Riley Reiff was a left tackle during his time with the Lions and Vikings. When he joined the Bengals last offseason, however, he was moved to the right side of the line due to Cincinnati already having Jonah Williams in the left tackle spot.

Reiff played pretty well at right tackle but he’s a left tackle when it’s all said and done. I’d be more excited about him as a possibility in New Orleans if he hadn’t been injured for the final stretch of the Bengals’ season last year. He didn’t play in the playoffs or in the final few weeks of the regular season.

At this point in his career, Reiff might not be a viable option due to injuries. When healthy, he’s fine and could be a decent stop-gap option at left tackle for NOLA while they try to find their long-term solution at the position.

Reiff also presents an affordable option, as PFF projected him to earn a two-year deal worth $14 million with an annual salary of $7 million. The Saints could afford that and should consider bringing him as Armstead’s replacement if he does indeed depart.