Saints sign Nate Stupar

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The Saints are bringing James Laurinaitis into the fold as they try to improve their defense in 2016, but he wasn’t Wednesday’s only addition at linebacker.

The Saints announced that they have signed Nate Stupar as a free agent in a release that also made quarterback Luke McCown’s return to the team official. He joins Laurinaitis and tight end Coby Fleener as additions from outside the organization in free agency.

Stupar entered the league as a seventh-round pick of the Raiders in 2012, but never played a regular season game for Oakland. He split the 2013 season between the 49ers and Jaguars and spent the last two seasons with the Falcons. Stupar played in every game last season, starting three times, and had 40 tackles and a sack.

Most of Stupar’s snaps with Atlanta came on special teams and that figures to be a big part of his portfolio in New Orleans as well.

7 responses to “Saints sign Nate Stupar

  1. Dey tryn, but needed Brees to restructure in time for FA, in order to land a legit pass rush specialst.

    im 34, been a season ticket holder since 2006, “once I could afford them”, and I have to say the greed that Brees is illustrating in tough to swallow for a small town blue collar market.

    We blew the chance at the second ring in 2011

    Veron Davis anyone.

  2. As a lifelong Saints fan, I see too many people talking about the greed of Brees. This man signed a contract that the organization offered him. If they didn’t want him to make this money, they should have never offered it. This isn’t about Brees, this is about the organization offering Brees what they offered him. He is totally in the right by wanting to play out his contract as it was built.

  3. It isn’t Brees’ fault that his cap hit is $30 million. When he signed his contract, his cap hit in 2016 was only going to be about $20M, but Loomis kept pushing parts of it back, so now it’s 30. Carrying tons of dead money on the cap from guys like Junior Galette and Ben Grubbs is also on Loomis. Bad signings and poor cap management isn’t Brees’ fault.

  4. All the Brees apologists are just delusional. It’s so obvious what his greed/little man’s disease/chip on his shoulder… whatever you want to call it… has done to this team. Meanwhile qbs like Tom Brady are willing to give a hometown discount for the good of the organization. And that’s for a team that isn’t in dire straights with the cap the way the Saints are.

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