The New Orleans Saints have a slew of free agents expected to hit the open market. One of those free agents is offensive lineman Carl Nicks, who expects to be a high priority target in free agency for a handful of teams when NFL free agency officially begins 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Nicks wants to be the highest paid guard in the NFL, according to what Nicks told WWL in New Orleans. ""I plan to be the highest paid guard in the NFL. You can take that whatever kinda way but that's my goal, so...more than Logan Mankins got, I guess."
With the Saints placing the franchise tag on quarterback Drew Brees, players like Nicks were destined for the open market, especially considering that contract talks between Nicks and the Saints have been stagnant, at best. "No, nothing's really changed since, you know, ever I guess," Nicks told WWL on the progress of contract talks. "I'm kinda disappointed. I thought I meant a little more to the team than that, but I guess it is what it is."