Saints Free Agency: 5 high-impact wide receivers still available to sign

Leigh Oleszczak
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4. A.J. Green

Staying on the topic of older wide receivers, A.J. Green is still out there waiting for a new NFL home. Green, a former fourth overall pick by the Bengals in 2011, spent 10 years in Cincinnati before signing with the Cardinals last offseason.

Despite this past year being Green’s age-33 season, the former Georgia Bulldog still put up solid numbers in 2021. He finished his first year away from Cincinnati with 54 receptions for 848 yards and three touchdowns, proving he still has plenty left in the tank.

At this stage in his career, Green isn’t going to be a WR1 option but pairing him with Michael Thomas would give the Saints a solid one-two punch at the wide receiver position.

Green has struggled with injuries during his career but he only missed one game in 2021, proving he can remain durable.

Spotrac has Green’s market value at a four-year deal worth $28 million with an annual salary of $7 million. I don’t think teams are going to give a soon-to-be 34-year-old receiver with an injury history a four-year deal. The $7 million annual salary is something New Orleans could swing though, so maybe a two-year deal could be on the table here.

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