5 bargains Saints can target after opening wave of free agency

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4. Will Fuller

I’m hesitant to put Will Fuller on here because I’m not sure if he’ll end up being affordable simply due to his age (28 when the season begins) and recent top-notch production but injuries have plagued his pro career.

Fuller, a first-round pick in 2016 by the Texans, was a solid contributor in Houston for each of his five seasons spent there. Injuries were an issue for him there, as he never appeared in a full season during his half-decade in the Lone Star State.

He signed a one-year “prove it” deal with the Dolphins in 2021 but only appeared in two games. He didn’t prove that he could stay healthy and that’s why he might be a bargain in free agency.

The Saints need a WR2 to pair with Michael Thomas and while Fuller, when healthy, is an explosive weapon, banking on him to stay healthy is risky. When he’s able to take the field, he’s an awesome weapon to have, as evidenced by his 879 yards and eight touchdowns in 2020.

New Orleans might be able to get Fuller on a decent deal but they’d need to weigh the pros and cons when inking him to what could be a bargain of a contract.