Zak Keasey/FB - He didn't play last season, but fits in as a second
Alex Brown/DE - Brown will get involved right away in their rotation at the
position at left end, but could start.
Mark Brunell/QB - The team is expected to sign a veteran by the start of
Mike Bell/RB - The Saints declined to keep him because they are high on Lynell Hamilton.
Kyle Eckel/FB - He was claimed off waivers last season and wound up starting a
few games. Still, he wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent.
Dan Campbell/TE - For years, Campbell was one of the better blocking tight ends
in the NFL, but he's missed a lot of time due to injury. He missed all of last
season due to a knee injury.
Billy Miller/TE - He didn't play last season due to injury.
Darnell Dinkins/TE - The journeyman tight end started three games for the Saints
Jamar Nesbit/G - The veteran interior lineman should find a backup job before
Kendrick Clancy/DT - He fits in as a fourth tackle at his point in his career.
Charles Grant/DE - The veteran defensive end is coming off of triceps surgery
and may not find a new home for a few months. He still should find a significant
role elsewhere once his healthy.
Paul Spicer/DE - He signed very late last season for depth purposes, but never
Scott Fujita/LB - There will be a huge void at SLB with his departure.
Mark Simoneau/LB - The versatile veteran linebacker should find a backup job by
the start of training camps.
Darren Sharper/S - He's coming off of knee surgery. Sharper's salary demand will
have to come down if he's to re-sign with the team.
Pre-Draft Team Needs
Strong-Side Linebacker - There doesn't appear to be a viable replacement left on
the 80-man roster. Third-year LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar is talented, but is a biz
undersized for the position.
Free Safety - With Sharper unsigned, it's question whether the team has his
potential replacement on their 80-man roster.
Other Issues to Address
Outside Linebacker Depth