NFL State of the Franchise: All 32 Teams

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Oct 26, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws against the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

 Free Agency Signings:

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


  • RB Mark Ingram
  • S Jamarca Sanford
  • ILB Ramon Humber
  • DE/OLB Parys Haralson
  • K Shayne Graham
  • 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

Draft Picks:

  • OT Andrus Peat
  • ILB Stephone Anthony
  • OLB Hau’oli Kikaha
  • QB Garrett Grayson
  • CB P.J. Williams
  • OLB Davis Tull
  • DL Tyeler Davison
  • CB Damian Swann
  • RB Marcus Murpy

State of the Franchise: Ascending

Head coach Sean Payton and the New Oreleans Saints have had themselves a good offseason. They made some trades and cuts to get under the salary-cap while brining in some good players. And if you look at their draft, they drafted some good football players that will help immediately while securing a quarterback of the future.

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