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Saints safeties helped defense improve in 2018 but flaws remained

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By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

2018 FINAL ROSTER: Marcus Williams, Vonn Bell, Kurt Coleman, Chris Banjo

INJURED RESERVE: Rickey Jefferson

2019 FREE AGENTS: Chris Banjo

The New Orleans Saints made a significant change to their safety group when they decided last offseason to allow former first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro leave in free agency. Then, the team thought it had found a suitable veteran replacement even before free agency when it signed Kurt Coleman, who had been cut by the Panthers in a cost-saving move.

The 2018 season began with Coleman starting at strong safety and Marcus Williams at free safety, but by Week 2, Vonn Bell effectively replaced Coleman, a move that ultimately helped the defense. ...

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The Saints’ largest contracts right now

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By James Parks | 247 Sports

The New Orleans Saints have a strong core of contributors on both sides of the football and on special teams on what is among their most talented rosters in their franchise history.

But with all that talent comes some pretty considerable investments.

In recent years, the organization has made some important moves, in particular building up their defensive front seven and their offensive line, both of which among the best in football.

This offseason, the Saints will look to make some more commitments, especially to their growing list of free agents, with running back Mark Ingram leading that rotation.

But what are the team’s biggest investments right now going into this offseason? Here is a list of the 10 biggest deals on their books right now for 2019. ...

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Mark Ingram says he’s been talking to Saints about new deal

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By James Parks | 247 Sports

Mark Ingram played the final year on his most recent contract with the New Orleans Saints, and if the team does not sign him by March 13, the running back will become a free agent.

The 29 year old has consistently maintained that he would prefer to stay with the team that drafted him, and for their part, the Saints have said they want to bring Ingram back.

To that end, both sides have met about a new agreement this offseason.

“I’ve been talking to the Saints,” Ingram told The Rich Eisen Show recently.

“It’s kind of like a thing where they say they want me back, I say, ‘I want to be back,’ [and] it’s just can we compromise on the value? Like I said, I’ve been there my entire career. It’s very rare that someone gets to spend their career in one place, and that would be something that would be significant. But at the same time, I’m not afraid to bet on myself. I believe in my opportunity.” ...

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Saints potential free agent target: WR Golden Tate

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By Sean Fazende | Fox8Live

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Saints fans should be quite familiar with wide receiver Golden Tate. He’s no stranger to big plays against the black and gold.

Tate has played six regular season games against the Saints. His stats in those games: 40 receptions, 533 yards and five touchdowns. His fit with the Saints would be ideal; he excels out of the slot and has elite speed after the catch.

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New Orleans Saints Free Agency: Which Players Need to Be Re-Signed

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By Chad Breaux | LWOS

After two years of devastating playoff exits, the New Orleans Saints find themselves in a state of flux. They went “all in” in 2018 only to find defeat in the NFC Championship game. Free agent signings and trades have left the Saints front office in a conundrum. The championship window being held open by Drew Brees is closing, and the Saints lack the resources to shore up weak areas. In order to overcome the disappointment of the past two seasons, the Saints must re-sign their own free agents. The two most important are Mark Ingram and Wil Lutz.

New Orleans Saints Free Agency: Players Who Need to Be Re-Signed
The Draft and the Cap

New Orleans sacrificed this years’ draft. Aggressive trades have left the Saints with a depleted draft stock. Their first pick doesn’t come until the end of the second round. It will be the team’s lone pick in the first four rounds. The Saints do have two picks in each of round five, six, and seven. However, with the Saints’ considerable depth, the team will be hard-pressed to find someone to make the final 53-man roster, much less a difference maker. ...

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