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Saints must make a big move to improve their pass rush

There’s only two teams whose eyes are still on the 2023 season, and the New Orleans Saints aren’t one. With eyes on 2024,NFL.com’s Kevin Patra has a piece of advice for each NFC team that isn’t in the Super Bowl. Patra tells the Saints to add edge rush aid. This was a clear need:

If New Orleans is to finally turn the corner under Allen, though, they must get better defensive production off the edge. Cam Jordan is an all-timer and will be in the Ring of Honor when he hangs ’em up. But the 34-year-old can’t be counted on as a primary every-down source of pressure going into Year 14.

The offensive and defensive trenches are the clearest need for the Saints going into this offseason. The Saints will have to invest in free agency, draft or both. With recent draft picks at defensive end, going for a proven veteran might be the best choice. As Patra pointed out, Jordan is reaching an age where he should not be asked to carry the same workload he did earlier in his career. Specifically, getting faster at the position must be a priority. Whether it’s getting creative in free agency or active on draft day, they must make a move.

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire