Shefter also suggested that he doesn't believe that the Saints might give the money that Samuel is looking for to him while talking to Mike Florio and Pat Kirwan. By the way, Kirwan also speculated that Tampa or New Orleans could land Briggs. They seem to agree that New Orleans was going to be VERY aggressive this off-season.
If we get Vilma, he's a WLB. If we do not, I could see them trying him at MLB. He's not a SLB in any case.
DefensePlease, I agree. Shefter seemed to be toying with those guys knowing that he has the most solid inside info.
My take is that if the Saints do not pursue Samuel, it likely has more to do with not wanting to be charged with tampering since everyone has speculated all week about us getting him than it does with their own disinterest in him.
Briggs would be a great signing. If could somehow get them both, that would be even better! I am so HAPPY we did not give Faine a big contract and, instead, are pursuing guys who have proven themselves to be big-time players in this league.