The New Orleans Saints enter the 2012 offseason with a chip on their shoulder after the way they were ousted in the divisional round by the 49ers. After taking the lead with under two minutes to play, the Saints defense folded and allowed the Niners to take the game back when it seemed the Saints had outlasted them.
The Saints will also have added motivation in 2012 since the Super Bowl is being played in their own home, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
For a team on the cusp, the Saints don't have to make too many big free-agent splashes to get to where they want to be, but they will need some help.
Face of the franchise Drew Brees and stud wide receiver Marques Colston are free agents and the Saints will be quick to make sure they're back, but let's take a look at some other players the Saints should look to add.