It has been a crazy roller-coaster ride so far for the New Orleans Saints this offseason. Despite the controversy that has surrounded the Saints organization, they have done a good job of keeping a roster good enough to contend for the championship, next year.
The Saints did lose some key players, but that's just the way life is in the NFL during free agency.
A few losses this offseason:
- Jo-Lonn Dunbar
- Robert Meachem
- Carl Nicks
- Tracy Porter
All of them being key players in the team's success. But Saints GM Mickey Loomis and the organization managed to make some key acquisitions of their own, addressing their defense (a unit that needed much work), and retaining Brees' favorite target, Marques Colston.
If you think about it, especially with the lack of cap space the team had, they did a good job during the 2012 free agency, picking up some solid players. Let's take a look at the Saints' moves so far and grade them.