28 Saints who could be free agents at the end of 2022 season

Things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for the New Orleans Saints this year, so it makes sense that some fans are already looking ahead to 2023. And the outlook isn’t pretty: New Orleans will be over the projected salary cap by more than $50 million, with 28 players whose contracts are up at the end of 2022 season.

Many of those free agents will be unrestricted, meaning they can entertain all offers, while some are going to carry restricted status (meaning the Saints will have a right to match any contract offers) and a few carry exclusive-rights status, which limits their options to playing for New Orleans or not at all.

That group includes starters like defensive end Marcus Davenport, defensive tackle David Onyemata, quarterback Andy Dalton, and veterans such as running back Mark Ingram II, slot receiver Jarvis Landry, and returns ace Deonte Harty. It’ll be tough for the Saints to re-sign everyone, but in some cases they may opt to just part ways. Here’s the list of pending Saints free agents headed for the open market in 2023:

DT David Onyemata - UFA

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DE Marcus Davenport - UFA

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WR Deonte Harty - UFA

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DE Tanoh Kpassagnon - UFA

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

QB Andy Dalton - UFA

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WR Jarvis Landry - UFA

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S P.J. Williams - UFA

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DT Shy Tuttle - UFA

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S J.T. Gray - UFA

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

RB Mark Ingram II - UFA

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S Daniel Sorensen - UFA

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RB Dwayne Washington - UFA

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CB Chris Harris Jr. - UFA

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

C Josh Andrews - UFA

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WR Kevin White - UFA

AP Photo/Matt Ludtke

S Justin Evans - UFA

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LT Ethan Greenidge - UFA

AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman

TE J.P. Holtz - UFA

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

LB Kaden Elliss - UFA

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DT Kentavius Street - RFA

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TE Juwan Johnson - RFA

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DT Malcolm Roach - RFA

AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.

WR Marquez Callaway - RFA

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P Blake Gillikin - RFA

AP Photo/Danny Karnik

LB Chase Hansen - ERFA

AP Photo/Derick Hingle

DT Albert Huggins - ERFA

AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman

OG Calvin Throckmorton - ERFA

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LB Andrew Dowell - ERFA

AP Photo/Stephen Brashear

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire