Saints Free Agent Tracker: March 31 update

Who's come and who's gone from New Orleans? Saintinsider.com has the entire list of personnel moves so far this offseason for the New Orleans Saints right here. So get informed as the offseason conditioning programs is already underway.

Saintsinsider.com's Matthew Postins has published his first Saints-only mock draft of the 2008 offseason. Who did Postins select and why? Click here to find out.


UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

S Jay Bellamy was a 14-year veteran last season and as such probably doesn't figure into the team's plans for 2008.

QB Jamie Martin is not expected back after the Saints signed Mark Brunell.

CB Fred Thomas was a healthy inactive for nine games last season and it's highly unlikely that he'll return to the team.

DL Renaldo Wynn played well after being signed off the street early in the season and had 3.5 sacks, but it's not known if he will be offered a new contract.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

QB Mark Brunell: UFA Redskins; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

CB Randall Gay: UFA Patriots; $12M/4 yrs, $3.75M SB; 2008 cap: $1.688M.

C/G Matt Lehr: UFA Buccaneers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

DE Bobby McCray: UFA Jaguars; 5 yrs, terms unknown.

LB Dan Morgan: FA Panthers; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

LB Jonathan Vilma (traded Jets).

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

DE Josh Cooper: ERFA; terms unknown.

WR Terrance Copper: Potential UFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

C/G Jonathan Goodwin: Potential UFA; 3 yrs, terms unknown.

PK Martin Gramatica: Potential UFA; $730,000/1 yr.

WR Devery Henderson: UFA; $$950,000 base salary/1 yr, SB unknown.

TE Eric Johnson: UFA; $1.025M/1 yr, $200,000 guaranteed.

TE Billy Miller: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

OG Jamar Nesbit: Potential UFA; 3 yrs, terms unknown.

WR David Patten: UFA; $3.25M base salaries/2 yrs, SB unknown.

MLB Mark Simoneau: UFA; terms unknown.

RB Aaron Stecker: UFA; $1.4M/1 yr.

DT Brian Young: UFA; $12M/3 yrs, SB unknown.

PLAYERS LOST

C Jeff Faine: UFA Buccaneers; $34.5M/6 yrs, $15M guaranteed.

S Steve Gleason: UFA; retired.

PK Olindo Mare (released/failed physical).

LB Matt McCoy: Not tendered as RFA/Buccaneers; terms unknown.

LB Brian Simmons (released).

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Why did the New Orleans Saints make the decision to re-sign most of their key offensive skill players and not pursue free agents? Click here for the expert analysis from saintsinsider.com's Matthew Postins and Scout.com's Adam Caplan.


The Saints have a Top 10 pick in this draft and they've already scheduled two meeting with Top 10 picks. Find out which defensive end and cornerback they're planning to host by clicking on the hot links.


Saintsinsider.com was one of the first to break down the significance of several of the Saints' offseason moves, with the help of the expert analysis of the Scout.com network. Read more about these signings, and their impact on the Saints, right here:

Mark Brunell.

Bobby McCray.

Randall Gay.


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