The New Orleans Saints are looking to rebound from a mediocre 7-9 2015 season and return to the top of the NFC South in 2016. They spent the offseason attempting to bolster their inferior defense and add weapons for talented quarterback Drew Brees. After a full decade with the squad, 33 year old wide receiver Marques Colston was released by the Saints this offseason with a failed physical designation, meaning he is not 100 percent healthy. New Orleans believes that Brandon Coleman can take over as their slot guy in between Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead. In the second round of the
2016 NFL Draft, the Saints grabbed a big body receiver in Michael Thomas from Ohio State who should pair well with Brees’ ability. Tight end Coby Fleener came to the Saints via free agency from the Indianapolis Colts and should see his fair share of targets in this offense as well. New Orleans is entering the season with a crowded backfield and it will be interesting to see who emerges as their go-to running back. Knowing the need to elevate the defensive side of the ball, the New Orleans used their first round pick, the 12th overall to select Sheldon Rankins, a tackle from Louisville and one of the best defensive prospects in the draft. The Saints traded picks to move up for an additional second rounder and drafted safety Vonn Bell from Ohio State to hopefully replace Jarius Byrd whose signing has been a failed experiment thus far.
New Orleans is a passionate city with loyal fans hoping to see their beloved team back on top and in the playoffs in 2016. With an athletic and talented signal caller boasting a whole slew of weapons at his disposal, along with an improved defense, fans and New Orleans Saints ticket holders could see this happen as soon as this season. Be sure to secure your New Orleans Saints tickets and head to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and support this exciting team all season long.