3 realistic free agents Saints could sign in 2024

  • DL help
  • An overlooked WR
  • Depth on the OL
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2. Equanimeous St. Brown, WR

The wide receiver room certainly needs some revamping. Beyond Chris Olave, the question marks are aplenty. Are the Saints going to end up bringing back Rashid Shaheed? Fans likely hope so, after what they have seen out of the youngster early on in his career.

A savvy veteran more well-known for his blocking prowess than anything else, Equanimeous St. Brown would be a welcome addition to this room. He hasn't done too much from a receiving perspective in his six years, as evidenced by his career 928 receiving yards and just two touchdowns. But, St. Brown does a lot of the dirty work.

Over his two seasons with the Chicago Bears, St. Brown averaged around 50 percent of offensive snaps played, even though he only caught a total of 26 passes in Chicago. It's because of how dominant he is as a blocker that has kept him in games. This is an area that's often glossed over, but if you ask Steelers fans, they'll tell you it's something that they'd wish their star wide receiver would do better.

St. Brown is still a big body that's capable of going deep down the sideline at times, too, so he's not a one-trick pony. As a minimum deal, St. Brown would be strong depth.