Saints look to add Freeney to defence as upgrade continues.
The New Orleans Saints are considering a move for free agent Dwight Freeney, after his release from the Indianapolis Colts.
Despite being considered one of the best defensive free agents this year, there has been little attention on the defensive end, who will be 33 when the 2013 season starts.
After the Saints were unable to sign Paul Kruger, who opted to join Cleveland instead, New Orleans may consider a move for the experienced defender, as they aim to rebuild a defence that was ranked worst overall in 2012.
There are two problems with this move. Firstly, Freeney has insisted that he will only play for a team that runs a 4-3 defensive scheme as opposed to a 3-4. The former Colt struggled in his final year with the team, as he no longer played on the line of scrimmage and instead was a stand-up rusher, which saw his production fall rapidly.
New Orleans are switching to a 3-4 this season, and that could put off the former Super Bowl champion, as it would go against everything he has said during his free agency tour.
The other stumbling block is that the Denver Broncos have also shown interest in the defender, especially after the loss of Elvis Dumervil to Baltimore. Former team mate Peyton Manning called out for the Broncos management team to make a case for Freeney, but once again, a 3-4 defensive scheme could put him off.
There is still time for Freeney to shop his talents to a number of teams. With Osi Umenyiora looking set to join Atlanta, there is a possibility that the New York Giants could make a case for signing the former University of Syracuse defender soon.