Problems with weight and injuries may have the club looking in another direction.
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The Cardinals are looking for more depth along the defensive line, and are considering bringing in a former top-10 pick.
With only a few hours remaining before the deadline and no real players worthy of the designation, it appears the Saints will forego their use of the franchise tag in 2013.
Of the eleven unrestricted free agents the Saints currently have to deal with this off-season, there are only two players good enough at their position to be worthy of the franchise tag. Which player, if any, will the team choose to tag?
Goodell announced, "We have evidence to suggest that Sedrick Ellis may have been motivated by a bounty incentive on the play."
Mel Kiper went three rounds, and mocked a defensive tackle to the Saints with their first pick. Come to Canal Street Chronicles to see who it is!