Before the lockout, Drew Brees was in line for a huge contract. He still is but it looks like signing Brees will hurt, leaving little room to keep other players with the proposed salary cap. Reggie Bush is either going to take a big pay cut or leave town. That’ll be weird without Bush on the sideline injured. Rookie Mark Ingram out of Alabama should grab the lead running back spot and it’s going to be strange for all LSU/Saints fans to cheer for him. But they’ll get used to it.
The New Orleans Saints also need to lock down some key pieces on the offensive line and in the receiver corp. They’ll have to get tricky to keep everyone happy. For a team that seemed to be solid and improving going into 2011, the New Orleans Saints could look considerably different that originally thought.