3 Saints who are probably playing their final game with the team in Week 18

Leigh Oleszczak
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Marcus Davenport

After a slow start to his career that saw him record just 12 sacks through his first three seasons. In his fourth season (2021), he had 9.0 sacks, nearly passing that total in just one year. It made the Saints' decision to pick up his fifth-year option look like a genius move, especially considering he had just 1.5 sack in 2020.

Davenport has struggled with injuries and inconsistencies throughout his career but he's played well enough over the past two years that he probably has played his way out of New Orleans' price range. He only has 0.5 sacks this year but is making his presence felt in other ways, indicated by his 77.7 overall grade from PFF.

The Saints have enough areas to address on their roster this offseason and while Davenport has turned things around the past two years, keeping him would be tough. Spotrac's market value for Davenport is a four-year deal worth $93 million with an annual salary of $23.2 million. Yeah, that's likely going to be too steep for New Orleans in what should be an interesting offseason for them.

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