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New Orleans Saints show interest in Sidney Rice

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The New Orleans Saints are showing an interest in free-agent wide receiver Sidney Rice, according to ESPN.

The 27-year-old spent the last two years with the Seattle Seahawks, but suffered a torn ACL midway through the 2013 season.

The Saints look a little light in the wide receiver department having released veteran Lance Moore last week.

ESPN report that New Orleans are weighing up making an offer to Rice - although nothing concrete is in place and it is unknown if a visit has even been planned yet.

They add that the Saints could still move to bring back Robert Meachem and Joe Morgan, who are still unsigned as free agents. 

It has been an off-season of upheaval for Sean Payton and his team. A host of veterans including Jabari Greer, Roman Harper Will Smith, and Jonathan Vilma were all released, while Darren Sproles was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Saints' attempts to tie down Jimmy Graham to a new long-term contract haven't gone to plan either.

The tight end, who has been tagged, hit out at the upheaval in New Orleans - which is ironic given that much of the change has been designed to free up room on the wage bill to make room for his new contract.

He tweeted earlier this month: "Wow unbelievable. Shocked and disappointed on everything that's gone on this offseason."

So far the Saints have snapped up free agent Jairus Byrd, and have agreed new deals with Zach Strief, Ramon Humber, and Pierre Thomas.

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