NFL Free Agency 2015: Grades For all 32 Teams

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Nov 30, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports


It looks like head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees are tired of running up all these offensive numbers and not winning. And it appears they’re ready to do more running the ball and playing defense. They kept their running back while adding one, picked up a corner and gave up some pass targets for draft picks and defensive help.

Brought in:

  • Saints sign CB Brandon Browner
  • Saints sign RB C.J. Spiller


  • Saints re-sign RB Mark Ingram
  • Saints re-sign S Jamarca Sanford
  • Saints re-sign ILB Ramon Humber
  • Saints re-sign DE/OLB Parys Haralson
  • Saints re-sign K Shayne Graham
  • Saints re-sign QB Luke McCown

Free Agency Period Trades:

  • Trade TE Jimmy Graham and a 4th-round pick to Seattle Seahawks for C Max Unger and 1st-round pick
  • Trade WR Kenny Stills to Miami Dolphins for LB Dannell Ellerbe and 3rd-round pick
  • Trade G Ben Grubbs to Kansas City Chiefs for 5th-round pick

Grade: B

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