3 Saints free agents who could be forced into retirement

As the NFL prepares for free agency, the New Orleans Saints have a few pending free agents that could be heading towards retirement.

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1. Guard Max Garcia

Like the other two names on the list, Max Garcia started a lot of games early in his career but that hasn’t been the case as of late. In 2023 with the Saints, Garcia played in 17 games, starting just three. He spent most of the season as a reserve interior lineman.

This came after Garcia played four years with the Arizona Cardinals. Over those four seasons, Garcia started just 18 of the 48 games he played in. His most consistent contributions came with the Denver Broncos, where he started 41 of 57 games. However, that was back during the 2015 to 2018 seasons.

Now, 32-year-old Max Garcia will have to determine if he wants to continue searching for depth roles, or hang up the cleats. Considering that teams are always looking for reserve offensive linemen, he’ll likely get some calls this offseason, but only he’ll be able to determine if the opportunities are worth continuing his career.

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