5 Saints players who likely played their final game with the team

Leigh Oleszczak
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The New Orleans Saints' 2022 season came to an end in early January and the season had its ups and downs. The Saints finished with seven wins and 10 losses and yet somehow just missed out on partaking in the playoffs. Yeah, the NFC South was straight up TRASH.

Anyway, with the season in the books, let's take a look at five Saints players who probably suited up in the black and gold for the final time this past year.

All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference and all contract information courtesy of Spotrac

5. Kaden Elliss

Elliss sure picked a good year to have a breakout season, as the former seventh-round pick is in a contract year and is in line to make some good cheddar in the offseason.

A depth piece and special teams player through his first three seasons, Elliss had a greater role in 2022 and started 11 games while Pete Werner was banged up. Elliss finished the season with 78 tackles, 10 QB hits, seven sacks, two forced fumbles, and two defended passes.

Spotrac has Elliss' market value set at two years worth $10.3 million with an annual salary of $5.1 million. If that's what it takes to bring Elliss back, the Saints should definitely pull the trigger but it feels as though the linebacker has played his final snaps in New Orleans.

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