While the Saints defense was better in 2013, the team still has holes and will need help, and while the draft is one area they can look, free agency is for sure another.
The team will need to look to upgrade their defensive secondary, and could look for a ‘big fish’ if you will inside the division to do it.
ESPN.com Saints blogger Mike Triplett says that one player that could be there for the taking is Panthers unhappy CB Captain Munnerlyn.
Munnerlyn has publicly stated that he would like to stay with the Panthers, but as reported on Panthers Gab, the Cats have yet to reach out to him.
“It’s been real quiet, which is shocking. I don’t know what’s going on. I’m just waiting. I guess they’re going to let everyone hit free agency,” Munnerlyn said in a phone interview Friday.
“I don’t think they’ve talked to anybody, yet – not even Greg Hardy. That’s a shocker to me. I guess they’re going to see what the market value of people is and go from there.”
Munnerlyn last season started every game for Carolina, who made it to the postseason for the first time under Ron Rivera, and had his best season making a very affordable $1.1 million after inking a one-year deal with Carolina.
Which means that he could be bitter, be looking to cash in, and could be there for the Saints, a team that needs help in that area.
It could all add up to the Saints getting a player that very much would make their defensive backfield a force in 2014 and possibly for years to come.