3 veteran free agents the Saints are considered a fit for

As the New Orleans Saints progress through the offseason, there are some available veteran players that could help New Orleans out in 2024.
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With NFL teams nearing the end of their offseason programs, they have an idea of what their teams look like. Going into the final break before training camp, teams will know the strengths of their roster, as well as the weaknesses. Before the start of training camp, organizations must figure out ways to improve those weaknesses.

One way will be calling on the help of veteran players that are currently free agents. As is the case every offseason, there are a ton of talented veterans lingering in free agency, waiting to see which team needs their help. One of those players is former New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas.

Thomas is unlikely to return to the Saints this season, but there are a few other veteran players that New Orleans could look to sign ahead of the 2024 season. Kristopher Knox named those players in a piece for Bleacher Report, highlighting the best team fits for the top remaining free agents. New Orleans was named an ideal fit for OT David Bakhtiari, WR Hunter Renfrow, and DE Emmanuel Ogbah.

Saints named ideal fit for free agents David Bakhtiari, Hunter Renfrow, and Emmanuel Ogbah

All three players would address positions of need for the New Orleans Saints. Starting with Bakhtiari, who would help out the team’s questionable offensive tackle depth, Knox explained that the veteran lineman is expected to be healthy entering the season. If he is, he would be a great insurance option for a Saints team that is expected to rely on a slowly developing Trevor Penning, who’s moving to right tackle, and a rookie Taliese Fuaga, who’s moving to left tackle.

Then there’s Hunter Renfrow, who has been connected to the Saints all offseason because of his connection with Derek Carr; Knox echoes that point. However, that’s a signing that seems unlikely since New Orleans signed Cedrick Wilson and drafted Bub Means. With Chris Olave, Rashid Shaheed, and A.T. Perry also on the roster, the Saints may not currently be looking for anymore receivers.

The team should, however, be looking for defensive end help after the news that Tanoh Kpassagnon tore his Achilles. That’s why Emmanuel Ogbah makes sense. New Orleans still has Cam Jordan, Carl Granderson, and Chase Young, but Ogbah would help with the units depth.