Saints were right to stand pat at the trade deadline

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The New Orleans Saints opted not to trade any of their players away and also not to acquire anyone in a trade. This was the right call for this team as they're 3-5 and on the upswing after shutting out the Raiders and somehow still being in contention to win the NFC South.

While there were legitimate reasons for the Saints to either buy or sell, I'm fine with them not making any moves here.

The Saints are a team that have been demolished by the injury bug this year and also have a lot of players on expensive contracts. That would have made it hard to trade off any of those guys. While Alvin Kamara drew some interest, the Saints could not trade him after what he did to the Raiders this past weekend.

The Saints made the right decision not to buy or sell.

The NFC South is a dumpster fire so the black and gold don't have to win out to have a shot at winning the division. This roster proved that it can win games and if the Saints get to nine wins, that might be enough to win the NFC South this year.

With the Buccaneers, Falcons, and Panthers all sitting with losing records, the division is literally up for grabs. The Saints knew that in order to continue to have their hat in the ring, they'd need Kamara and any of their other key players.

Fans might have wanted the team to trade for running back depth after it was revealed that Mark Ingram would miss time but that didn't seem necessary. The team has Kamara, Taysom Hill, and Dwayne Washington and can also call up Jordan Howard from the practice squad. They'll be okay there and shouldn't have salvaged picks for a backup running back.

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