Saints Free Agency: 6 injury-prone free agents that are worth the risk

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1. Eric Fisher

While I flirted with the idea of putting Terron Armstead on here, he’s going to be too expensive for New Orleans to retain. That paired with the injuries puts him past the ‘worth the risk’ point because the Saints have been there and done that.

Eric Fisher is someone who, until recent years, was durable. He didn’t miss a single game from 2014 to 2018 but in 2019, he only appeared in eight regular-season games. In 2020, he was injured in the AFC Championship Game and that forced the Chiefs’ hand, as they released him. He missed one game for the Colts in 2021 as well.

While Fisher isn’t necessarily as injury-prone as some of these other guys, an offensive lineman starting to miss games due to getting bit by the injury bug in his 30s isn’t a great sign. Fisher is 31 years old too so this wouldn’t be a long-term solution for NOLA when it comes to their left tackle situation.

Fisher could, however, be someone who could fit a need for New Orleans and he’d be a fraction of the cost of what it’d take to keep Armstead in the black and gold. If the Saints are going to sign any ‘injury-prone’ player, it should be Eric Fisher.

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