With a roster hurting by likely suspensions and glaring holes left over from the 2011 season, the New Orleans Saints are facing a defunct roster going into the offseason of 2012. And a lack of cap space will make it quite difficult for the organization to replace some of the lost talent or acquire players at weak positions.
Much of the Saints focus this offseason is of course re-signing its own players. But to get over the hump and reclaim the Lombardi trophy at home in the dome, the Saints must bring in a few players who will bring stability to the current roster.
In an ideal world, some of the recently 21 franchised players would be acquired in what would amount to a trade. But given the Saints' diminishing resources, acquiring any of these players becomes increasingly more difficult.
Thus, players either with great experience that other teams may deem "over-the-hill" or young players, whose upside is the biggest sell, are the players New Orleans must look to acquire this offseason.