Saints Saint Free Agent signings you were excited about but ended up going bust. (8 Viewers)

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Since Free Agency is about to occur shortly. I thought discussing this would be fun. Nothing like reminiscing on Free Agent signings gone bad.

In the 90s i was excited about the signing of Hastings, he was really good in Pittsburgh but had a rough go of it in N.O.

Another signing i was excited about to was Albert Connell but his lackluster play in N.O and character issues made him perhaps one of the worst Free Agent signings i can think. I thought at the time him with Willie Jackson and Joe Horn would make for lethal recieving corp.
 
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Many of the previously mentioned—I thought Jake Reed in 1999 was losing looks to Carter & Moss In Minnesota & would come here & put up big numbers, but that sure didn’t happen. Thankfully Joe Horn took that role
Thats a great one. Him and Andre Hastings are the two biggest names to come here and flop. Reed went from great to fizzle quickly
 

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I think for me, it was CJ. I was never happy about the signing, seemed a bit of a luxury purchase when we needed help elsewhere.
 

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For all the hate the guy is getting, you'd think people would spell his name right.... But my choice is also Jairus Byrd. I lived in Buffalo so my friends who are Bills fans told me I should be super excited about it. I even went out and bought a jersey... Yeah, not my best purchase....
 

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Just a little did you know moment.... We almost landed Brett Favre in free agency. The Packers, in the end, offer Favre a contract to stay. Just remembered him visiting the team's facility. Imagine we were so close to having Favre as our quarterback.
 

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I never liked the Spiller signing, I didn't think he was a good fit, I think Payton signed him because he was fast like Reggie but he wasn't the overall athlete that Reggie was.
If I remember correctly, wasn't Payton having dinner with Bush and was planning on bringing him back, but then signed Spiller the next day?
 

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Yup, first two that came to mind. God, they were both trash.
I remember talking with a Cowboy fan before the start of the 2015 season and he was asking me who do we have a CB, and I told him about BB and the asked me again "WHO do y'all have a CB?" lol. He was basically telling me that BB wasn't anyone, and I thought he just hating. Come to find out he wasn't, smh
 

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Back in 2003, I stated that the Saints should sign Orlando Ruff away from the San Diego Chargers. I thought Ruff would be a stud LB for the Saints and give the defense just what it needed.

As fate would have it, the Saints signed Ruff. I was STOKED!

He flopped. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Talent wise he wasn't bad. However our DC was terrible, which made everyone else look bad.
 

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IMO, Browner was by far the biggest bust and worst signing. He actively made the team worse when he was on the field.

There were some great names mentioned though: Louis Lipps, Tootie Robbins (RIP), Michael Haynes, Eric Allen. Here are a couple of guys who surprisingly haven't been mentioned: Brad Muster and Andre Royal.
 

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I remember my first reaction to the Byrd signing. I was thrilled. But very soon, I heard a radio interview with Wade Phillips. He’s never been a trash talker, but he was straightforward in stating, “it looks like the Saints paid top dollar for an average Safety.” It was one of many statements and it wasn’t the centerpiece of the interview so there was no elaboration. My heart sunk because I believe that Phillips knew more about Defensive talent than nearly anybody in the NFL at that time.

I was living in New England at the time so I knew what we were getting with Tebucky.
 

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