Saints Replace Carl Nicks With Ben Grubbs In Free Agency

The New Orleans Saints allowed Carl Nicks, the No. 1 guard available, to hit the free agency market where he landed a five-year, $47.5 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

That's OK, though, as the Saints will replace him with Ben Grubbs, the No. 2 free agent guard. Grubbs comes from the Baltimore Ravens, who selected him their first-round pick in the 2007 NFL draft.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Grubbs will receive a five-year, $36 million deal that includes a $10 million signing bonus. That's about $11.5 million less than Nicks but Grubbs isn't that far behind Nicks talent-wise. This is a solid signing by the Saints when compared to Nicks' deal.

The Saints' adventurous offseason continues. From the bounty scandal to Drew Brees' franchise tag, it's been quite the offseason for New Orleans.

For more free agency updates, go to SB Nation's Saints blog, Canal Street Chronicles.


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