BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
In the offseason between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, the New Orleans Saints had a gap to fill at center after long-time starter Max Unger retired, so they went out and signed veteran Nick Easton away from the Minnesota Vikings.
Then, in the span of about 12 months, the Saints used their top picks of consecutive drafts on interior linemen Erik McCoy and Cesar Ruiz, both of whom they anticipate being around for the foreseeable future. They also signed left guard Andrus Peat to a massive five-year extension.
That left Easton without a clear path to a gameday role heading into each of the...