2021 New Orleans Saints Offseason Moves

The 2021 NFL offseason and free agency period had many transactions for the New Orleans Saints.
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The 2021 NFL offseason and free agency period had many transactions for the New Orleans Saints.

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TRAINING CAMP TRANSACTIONS

  • Placed WR Michael Thomas on the PUP list. 
  • Placed OL Derrick Kelly on the non-football injury list. 
  • Signed WR Chris Hogan
  • Signed LB Kendall Donnerson
  • Expected to sign CB Brian Poole

SAINTS IN FREE AGENCY

FRANCHISE PLAYER: 

S Marcus Williams (tendered at $10.612M; re-signed)

TRANSITION PLAYER: 

None

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)

  • CB Johnson Bademosi (0/0 IR; not tendered as UFA)
  • LB Craig Robertson (16/0; not tendered as UFA)
  • S D.J. Swearinger (11/0 R/COV; not tendered as UFA)

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: 

None

Draft Recap (5)

DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED (all signed)

  • DE Payton Turner (1/28; $12,524,736 gtd/4 yrs, $6,468,900 SB)
  • LB Pete Werner (2/60; $5,684,682/4 yrs, $3,072,707 gtd/$1,494,312 SB)
  • CB Paulson Adebo (3/76; $5,045,010/4 yrs, $1,029,096 SB)
  • QB Ian Book (4/133; $4,153,580/4 yrs, $673,580 SB)
  • T Landon Young (6/206; $3,649,780/4 yrs, $169,780 SB)
  • WR Kawaan Baker (7/255; $3,560,076/4 yrs, $80,076 SB)

*SB-Signing Bonus

DE Tanoh Kpassagnon

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

  • FB Alex Armah (UFA Panthers; $1.127M/1 yr, $357,500 gtd/$137,500 SB)
  • DT Albert Huggins (FA; $780K/1 yr)
  • DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (UFA Chiefs; $4.5M/2 yrs, $2M gtd/$500K SB; includes three added voidable years)
  • T Kyle Murphy (FA; $850K/1 yr)
  • TE Nick Vannett (FA Broncos; $8M/3 yrs, $3.8M gtd/$900K SB)
  • LB Shaq Smith (UDFA terms not disclosed)
  • C Christian Montano (terms not disclosed)
  • WR Jalen McCleskey (terms not disclosed)
  • DB Brian Poole (terms not disclosed as of 7/26)
  • LB Kendall Donnerson (terms not disclosed as of 7/26)
  • WR Chris Hogan (terms not disclosed as of 7/26)
Jameis Winston - Saints Quarterback

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

  • C Will Clapp (not tendered as RFA; $920K/1 yr)
  • CB Ken Crawley (not tendered as UFA; $990K/1 yr)
  • S J.T. Gray (Potential RFA; $4M/2 yrs, $2M gtd)
  • T/G James Hurst (UFA; $9M/3 yrs, $5M gtd/$4.575M fully gtd/$3M SB)
  • RB Ty Montgomery (UFA; 1 yr, $1.127M/1 yr, $137,500K SB)
  • DE Noah Spence (Potential UFA; $990K/1 yr)
  • RB Dwayne Washington (UFA; $1.275M/1 yr, $137,500 gtd)
  • CB P.J. Williams (UFA; $2.3M gtd/1 yr, $60K SB)
  • S Marcus Williams (FFA; $10.612M/1 yr)
  • QB Jameis Winston (UFA, $5.5M gtd/1 yr, $4.5M SB; up to $7M playtime/wins/playoff wins/yards/comp pct/passer rating/TDs incentives; includes two added voidable years)
  • DB Keith Washington, Jr.  (reserve/futures)
  • LB Wynton McManis  (reserve/futures)

UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT ROOKIE CLASS

  • Trill Williams, S, Syracuse (source)
  • Dylan Soehner, TE, Iowa State (source)
  • Nolan Cooney, P, Syracuse (source)
  • Mike Brown, OL, West Virginia (source)
  • Bryce Thompson, CB, Tennessee (source)
  • Stevie Scott III, RB, Indiana (source)
  • Shaq Smith, LB, Maryland (source)
  • Eric Burrell, S, Wisconsin (source)
  • Josiah Bronson, DT, Washington (source)
  • Alex Hoffman, OL, Carroll College (source)
  • Lawrence Woods, CB, Truman State (source)
Erik McCoy and Drew Brees

PLAYERS LOST

  • LB Kwon Alexander (7/7 IR; released)
  • LB Alex Anzalone (16/9; UFA Lions; $1.75M/1 yr, $1.5M gtd)
  • QB Drew Brees (12/12; retired)
  • DT Malcom Brown (13/13; traded Jaguars)
  • FB Michael Burton (15/4; UFA Chiefs; $990K/1 yr, $275K gtd)
  • TE Jared Cook (15/4; released)
  • G Nick Easton (12/9; released)
  • WR Bennie Fowler (6/0 IR; not tendered as UFA/49ers; $990K/1 yr)
  • CB Justin Hardee (10/10; UFA Jets; $6.75M/3 yrs, $1.25M gtd)
  • DE Trey Hendrickson (15/15; UFA Bengals; $60M/4 yrs, $19.8M fully gtd/$10M SB/$6M RB)
  • TE Josh Hill (14/7; released)
  • CB Janoris Jenkins (14/14; released)
  • P Thomas Morstead (16/0; released)
  • DT Sheldon Rankins (12/1; UFA Jets; $11M/2 yrs, $6M gtd/$1.5M SB/$2M RB; $2M annual sacks/playtime incentives/$2M sacks/playtime 2022 base escalator)
  • WR Emmanuel Sanders (14/6; released)
  • TE Jason Vander Laan (0/0 opt-out; released)
  • TE Cole Wick (0/0 opt-out; released))

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