New Orleans appeared set at tight end but decided to bring back the 36-year-old who was one of the most dominant in the game while with the Saints from 2010-2014.
With that happening, it proves general manager Mickey Loomis is still trying to round out the roster even with training camp underway. That being the case, here are three more players they could make a move for before Week 1.
3. Anthony Brown, CB
As it stands now, the Saints are expected to start Marshon Lattimore and Paulson Adebo at corner with Bradley Robey as the nickel. It's not exactly a weakness but that's also far from a strength which is why it could make sense to bring in more competition.
On the free agent market, there's a player available who could potentially start across from Lattimore, Anthony Brown. A former sixth-round pick from Purdue in 2016, Brown spent the past seven seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and was criminally underrated.
Brown started 69 of 94 games played and was able to perform on the boundary as well as in the slot. He had 324 tackles, 59 pass defenses, nine picks, and five forced fumbles during his time in Dallas.
He was replaced by Stephon Gilmore this offseason but still played well in 2022 before missing the final five games with an injury. At this point in the offseason, he wouldn't command a big contract but could wind up paying off.