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2012 NFL Free Agency: 5 Reasons the Saints Need Robert Meachem Back

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2012 NFL Free Agency: 5 Reasons the Saints Need Robert Meachem Back
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The New Orleans Saints enter free agency with important players to sign and not nearly as much money as they would like.

Difficult choices and sacrifices are almost certain to be unavoidable this offseason with quarterback Drew Brees, offensive guard Carl Nick and wide receiver Marques Colston among other free agents looking to either re-sign or depart for new pastures.

The priority should be to keep as many pieces in place as possible on the NFL’s best offense while affording themselves enough financial mobility to tend to a defense that requires upgrades at key positions.

Amid the confusion over the situation and the questions surrounding who should be retained, the Saints should make a forceful effort to retain former first-round draft pick Robert Meachem, even if at the expense of the more proven Colston in order to improve the team as a whole.

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