Cam Jordan is doing some recruiting for Saints with free agency officially started

As the New Orleans Saints try to add players in free agency, veteran defender Cam Jordan is doing his part to recruit available free agents.

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Now that 2024 free agency has officially started, the New Orleans Saints are at work trying to add players. The Saints have several needs to address if they actually want to contend next season. So far, New Orleans has only added former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay, so there’s a lot more work to do.

The Saints are in the mix for 2020 second-overall pick Chase Young, after it was reported that Young planned to visit with New Orleans. Young also had scheduled visits with the Tennessee Titans and the Carolina Panthers. This led to veteran defensive end Cam Jordan doing some recruiting.

Reacting to the report of Young’s visit list, Jordan argued that there’s no way Young will choose to sign with the Carolina Panthers, so he needs to make his trips and prepare to join the Saints. That was the simple pitch from one defensive end to another.

Cam Jordan tells Chase Young to come on down to New Orleans

Obviously, Jordan would like for Young to be on the Saints, helping him get after quarterbacks, but he makes the point about the Panthers because they are the worst team in the league. Carolina is coming of a 2-15 season and the franchise doesn’t even have a first-round pick. Beyond the record, the Panthers have been a dysfunctional situation, cycling through several coaches in recent years. That's why Carolina may have to pay a little bit more to land players in free agency— a bad-team tax of sorts.

Cam Jordan and New Orleans is hoping that not even more money will make Chase Young choose the Carolina Panthers over the New Orleans Saints. The Saints desperately need help at the edge position immediately and in the future. The soon-to-be 25-year-old Young could help in both ways. He’s already productive enough to be an immediate answer, and young enough to dominate in New Orleans for several more years moving forward.