Somehow in the midst of the massive PR storm that logically follows the one-year suspension of your head coach, the New Orleans Saints managed to make a free agency deal, signing defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley to a five-year, $25 million contract according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bunkley spent the past season with the Denver Broncos recording 43 tackles on a defense that gave up 123.6 yards rushing per game, and 4.1 yards per carry.
The Saints had one of the worst rush defenses in the league last year, giving up five yards per run. They had the benefit of playing with a lead for much of the season, which made any deficiencies along the defensive front a little less glaring. Still, with Shaun Rogers and Aubrayo Franklin hitting free agency after disappointing seasons, the Saints needed to secure a big body for the middle of the defensive line. At 6'2, 306 pounds, Bunkley should be a solid addition.
For more on Bunkley and the Saints, head over to the SB Nation blog Canal Street Chronicles.