Mar 4, 2009

Saints Stay Busy in Free Agency

The Saints have been busy in the early portion of free agency. They've reportedly looked at numerous players, including Ron Bartell, Jabari Greer, Shawn Springs, Heath Evans, Darren Sharper, Gerald Sensabaugh and have retained some of their own key free agents like Jonathan Vilma, Jon Stinchcomb and Troy Evans.

Today, the team has resigned WR Devery Henderson. The move comes as a bit of a surprise as the Saints are deep at wide receiver. It looks like former first round pick Robert Meachem still hasn't shown the ability and consistency the coaching staff is looking for, so the team opted to bring Henderson back.

Devery is a big play threat, but he did shown better hands catching the ball last season. If he continues to improve as a pass catcher, he should become more of a weapon in the Saints offense. With the emergence of Lance Moore last year to go with Marques Colston, the Saints receiving corps has become one of the team's most solid units.

The Saints missed out on CB Ron Bartell earlier this week when he resigned with the Rams. Fans are still waiting for information on the other players who visited New Orleans, most notably Greer, Sharper and Sensabaugh, who would all upgrade the Saints secondary.

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