Aside from the negatives, the Saints had a pretty good offseason. The team managed to replace guard Carl Nicks with Ben Grubbs, and they were able to sign WR Marques Colston to a long-term deal.
The Saints also brought in a lot of new key players. They addressed some of their defensive flaws that were exposed last season through free agency—on a limited cap space—improving their roster to make a run at the Lombardi trophy.
While the new guys will no doubt be key contributors to the team's future success, let's not forget about some important players who have done it for the Saints already, and who deserve to be signed to long-term deals if the Saints want to continue to have success.
Let's take a look at the few that should, shall we?