By Sean Fazende | Fox 8 - WVUE
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Take One: Modest approach
As names started flying off the market when the tampering period opened Monday, the Saints showed their normal restraint. They’ve practiced a more prudent approach to free agency in recent years and it’s paid dividends. Players like Jamie Collins, Graham Glasgow, Corey Littleton and Joe Schobert all could have helped fill needs but not at the inflated costs they ended up signing for.
Still, even with that restraint, it’s a little abnormal that in the timespan the Saints have been able to add free agents, they only have one from another team: Malcolm Jenkins. Plus, they’ve only retained two of their own unrestricted free agents: Drew Brees and David Onyemata. They also signed restricted free agent long snapper Zach Wood to a long term deal.
Add it all up and it’s been a pretty modest start to the free-agent frenzy for the Saints. Generally, this next stretch is where things pick up.
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