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

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2. Emmanuel Sanders

I’ve been discussing this a lot lately because it makes too much sense. Emmanuel Sanders spent the 2020 season with the Saints but was released last offseason to save money.

During his lone year in the black and gold, Sanders had 61 catches for 726 yards and five touchdowns. This past year in Buffalo he finished the season with 42 receptions for 626 yards and four trips into the end zone, showcasing that he can still be a solid WR2 for an offense.

Sanders is 35 years old but he’s still shown that he can make big plays when needed. He might be upset about how things ended between him and the Saints but if he’s looking to go somewhere that he’d be a featured weapon, New Orleans could be the perfect place for him.

Sanders might also decide to call it a career, as he’s 35 and has a Super Bowl already in his career. Or maybe he decides to sign with a team with a legitimate shot to win a Super Bowl. If either of those are the case, then NOLA might not make sense for him.

There’s no debate that this offense could use Sanders though.