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6 Free Agents Who Can Immediately Help The Saints

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Veteran kicker David Akers is a free agent this offseason. Could he be on the way to New Orleans? Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/Getty Images.
Veteran kicker David Akers is a free agent this offseason. Could he be on the way to New Orleans? Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/Getty Images.

The moment the New Orleans Saints lost to the Seattle Seahawks, the talk of the impending free agency period and the NFL Draft began. Probably the biggest question looming is whether the Saints will dive headfirst into free agency or instead focus on keeping their own free agents. Will the Saints actually try to pick up some veteran players to fill their needs or do they hope to do this through the draft alone?

The smart money says New Orleans will finish building its roster mostly through the draft, but one or two solid (and inexpensive) veteran free agents will be brought in.

Here are six players who can contribute right away for the Saints that the team should take a serious look at: