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Free Agent Profiles: Defensive Tackle

Linval Joseph 

Joseph, who was recently cut by the Minnesota Vikings was a surprise cut. The free agent defensive tackle could come to New Orleans and join Sheldon Rankins, Malcom Brown, and Shy Tuttle to form a very deadly 4 man rotation. Joseph has played in over 50% of the Vikings snaps in all but 1 one year. He has been a absolute stud on the interior in both the run and pass game. A proven veteran could seek a cheaper team with a contender to win it all this year and no one is going all in like the Saints this year. 

Michael Brockers 

Michael Brookers has signed to the Ravens.

The one word used to describe Michael Brockers would be versatility, he has played everywhere for the Rams since entering the league in 2012 and has been a mainstay for the Rams ever since. Now a free agent Brockers has the chance to play elsewhere and really make a name for himself. Think of him as a upgrade over Mario Edwards a versatile defensive player who can play anywhere on the spot and play well for that matter.

Maliek Collins 

As Jon Gruden would say on Monday Night Football, “Now here’s a football player Mike”. Collins a former 3rd round pick has had a steady NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys. In 2018 he only played in 9 games and besides that he’s played in all 16 games. Maliek has real upside as a pass rusher. Maliek could be a guy who could get the same type of deal Malcom Brown received, 3 years for 15 million. He is a strong candidate to replace David Onyemata. 

A’Shawn Robinson 

Robinson has a good NFL pedigree. The former 2nd round pick from the University of Alabama did not pan out well in Detroit. Robinson never fit Matt Paterica’s defense and was phased out of his defensive system. A career revival in New Orleans just makes a lot of sense. Robinson could come in on a cheap one year prove it deal. 

Andrew Billings 

The Saints may want to bring in a young guy to encourage competition and motivate Shy Tuttle. Andrew Billings could be the one to compete with Tuttle for playing time. Billings, a former 4th round pick has spent his career with the Bengals and finished the year with a 69 overall grade according to PFF. Tuttle finished with a 73 grade, so it would make sense to see the Saints bring on Billings to push if not make Tuttle take that second year leap.