After terminating the contracts of four respected veterans — five if you count running back Darren Sproles — the New Orleans Saints began the process of restocking their roster Saturday.
Well, as much as they could.
With the start of the NFL’s free agency signing period looming, a three-day window opened Saturday for teams to talk with agents of players set to become unrestricted free agents at the start of the new league year, which arrives at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
To what degree the Saints had discussions with agents wasn’t known. But considering they’re short on salary cap space to begin with, they might be more intent on trying to retain a few of their 11 UFAs when their old contracts expire Tuesday.
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